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Briggs & Stratton Files for Bankruptcy Protection

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Briggs & Stratton has entered into a sale agreement and initiated voluntary company reorganization under Chapter 11. Headquartered in Milkwaukee, the company is the world’s largest manufacturer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment and was founded in 1908. An …

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Home Improvement Big Boxes Requiring Customers to Wear Masks

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Many major retailers, including big-box home improvement stores, are asking shoppers to wear masks in their stores to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about how Home Depot, Lowe’s and Walmart are approaching this new policy in their stores. …

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CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Cases in the Workplace

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As the U.S. passes more than 3.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide, understanding how an employee testing positive will affect your business is crucial. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released an FAQ to help business …

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4 De-escalation Strategies for Retail Workers

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In the past few weeks, a spate of confrontations at retail establishments has made clear the importance of training your team to de-escalate potentially hostile situations. Helping employees at all levels calm customers and soothe situations can be a critical …

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June Home Improvement Sales Rise 17% Over 2019

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Sales at U.S. home improvement stores (NAICS 444) in June rose 17 percent over the same period in 2019, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. Overall U.S. retail sales climbed 7.5 percent over May as many businesses reopened …

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Orgill Partners With Zoom to Support e-Volution Buying Event

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Orgill, Inc. has announced it will be harnessing the latest in interactive meeting technology to make its upcoming e-Volution online buying event a more immersive and interactive experience for attendees. Orgill is partnering with Zoom, the industry leader in online …

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National Hardware Show Cancels September Event

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Following a postponement earlier this year, the National Hardware Show (NHS) has now cancelled its 2020 gathering, which was set to take place Sept. 1-3 in Las Vegas. Event organizers say the decision to cancel was made to prioritize the …

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Paycheck Protection Program Extended to Aug. 8

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The eligibility period for small businesses to apply to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended until Aug. 8, according to NPR. The program, which extends potentially forgivable loans to businesses negatively affected by COVID-19, was set to expire …

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