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A Guide to Navigating Health Care

Some of you may remember the Temptations’ hit song, “Ball of Confusion,” or maybe Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” Aside from being hits, these songs’ titles also seem to sum up the way many Americans are feeling about Affordable Care Act ... Read More »

Data Breach! Don’t Become the Next Target

Odds are, you will or maybe already have been a victim. You may not even know it. As more retailers utilize technologically advanced retail systems, both online and in store, customers are growing more and more at risk for having ... Read More »

NRF Forecasts Increase in Retail Sales for 2014

The National Retail Federation released its 2014 economic forecast, projecting retail industry sales—which include auto parts and accessories stores, non-store categories, discounters, department stores, grocery stores and specialty stores, and exclude automotive dealers, gas stations and restaurants—will increase 4.1 percent, ... Read More »

Design & Construction Week: The State of the Housing Market

Experts from the National Home Builders Association (NAHB), Freddie Mac and Nationwide Insurance were on hand at Design & Construction Week, held Feb. 4-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, to discuss the housing market. They were hopeful about a ... Read More »

Inaugural Design & Construction Week Offers Products, Demonstrations and More

Builders, designers, architects and other attendees to Design & Construction Week have plenty to see: The first-time event, which includes the International Builders’ Show, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the International Window Coverings Expo, offers more than 1,500 ... Read More »

Amazon to Offer Kindle Checkout System to Physical Retailers

Amazon Inc. plans to offer brick-and-mortar retailers a checkout system that uses Kindle tablets as soon as this summer. In one scenario, the Seattle company would give merchants Kindle tablets and credit-card readers. Amazon also might offer retailers other services, ... Read More »

Retailer Data Breach Trend Not Likely To End Soon

The recent data breaches at three major retail chains—Target, Neiman-Marcus and Michael’s—have compromised sensitive data from more 100 million customers and are, according to experts, the beginning of a trend that isn’t likely to fade any time soon. In all ... Read More »

Tractor Supply Reports Growth in Fourth Quarter

Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, with 1,276 stores in 48 states, announced gains in earnings and sales in the fourth quarter. The company reported a net sales increase of 10 ... Read More »