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Learn How the $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package Affects You

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Amid economic upset resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. has passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package meant to bring relief to individuals and businesses, The New York Times reports. After passing the Senate and House of Representatives, the …

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Unemployment Claims Rise to 3.3M in Wake of COVID-19

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Jobless claims in the U.S. rose to 3.3 million for the week ending March 21, CNN reports. This figure represents the highest number of initial jobless claims in history since the Department of Labor started recording the number in 1967. …

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RMCP Session 1 Deadline Extended

RMCP

The deadline to apply for Session 1 of the NRHA Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP) has been extended to May 1. The first program visit for Session 1 will take place in June in Indianapolis. RMCP is the only home …

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Happy Birthday to Hardware Retailing Podcasts

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One year ago, Hardware Retailing stepped into new territory, launching two industry-specific podcast series to provide retailers and channel partners with a new way to hear what’s going on with home improvement. Today, subscribers have access to more than 25 …

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Creating a Buzz in Your Paint Department

Color of the Year

For paint manufacturers, announcing a color of the year is big business. A new paint color generates a lot of excitement around their product, and it is a chance to put their distinctive palettes in the spotlight and boost sales. …

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COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package Nears Passage

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Amid economic instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress is poised to vote on a $2 trillion stimulus package. According to The New York Times, the bill provides $150 billion to assist state and local governments in their …

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UPDATED: States, Provinces Declare Home Improvement Stores ‘Essential’ Amid Shutdowns

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As the effects of COVID-19 touch every aspect of retail, cities and states across the U.S. are declaring home improvement stores “essential” and allowing them to remain open to continue serving communities. On March 16, the North American Retail Hardware …

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Independent We Stand Promotes Local Shopping During COVID-19

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Shop-local movement Independent We Stand is offering free resources to help small businesses keep sales strong during the impact of COVID-19. The organization recently released a list of five ways customers can support small businesses. Among the organization’s tips is …

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