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Home Builders and Designers Gather in Las Vegas

International Builders' Show

Home builders, designers and manufacturers all flocked to the Las Vegas Convention Center yesterday to kick off Design & Construction Week. Founding partners the National Association of Home Builders and the National Kitchen and Bath Association are co-locating the International Builders’ Show® …

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They Would If They Could: Millennials on Homebuying

The majority of millennials are renters, not homeowners — but a new survey shows they would buy houses if they could. According to Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME), a quarterly consumer survey released by the National Association of Realtors for the …

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Holiday Spending Grows — Especially Online

Holiday Shopping

Paying for more experiences and shopping with cash saved at the gas pump were among the reasons for an uptick in holiday spending in 2015. Overall spending jumped 7.9 percent from the previous year, according to the MasterCard SpendingPulse report. This …

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An Evolution: Online Shopping Holidays

For last-minute holiday gift buying and, really, all-year shopping, it’s no secret: consumers have increasingly turned to their computers and handheld devices as gateways to a global world of retailing. Following the brick-and-mortar stores, online retailers haven’t skipped out on the shopping …

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Christmas — a Day for Shopping?

Christmas Shopping

Some consumers might complain about retailers’ push to make Thanksgiving a big shopping day, but others would even shop on Christmas, if given the opportunity. About 18 percent of American consumers would head to retail outlets if they opened at …

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Earning Loyalty via Negative Reviews


Your company’s online reputation can significantly impact your business, but negative online reviews aren’t all bad. Shoppers are increasingly reliant on online reviews when deciding where to shop, and about 44 percent of consumers use the site Yelp to look up businesses, …

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Home Depot Alters Focus for Changing Baby Boomer Habits

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The baby boomer generation is shifting from planning DIY jobs to hiring professionals to do projects for them, and The Home Depot is taking note and shifting gears, as well. The big-box retailer is paying attention to its largest customer base, and at a …

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Employment Numbers Strong in November

U.S. employment numbers were solid for the month of November. The unemployment rate stayed steady at 5 percent and 211,000 new jobs were added nationally, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From October to November, the number of …

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