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Make Payroll a Priority as the Year Ends

While 2014 is coming to an end, tax season is quickly approaching. Independent retailers must make sure their stores’ financials are in check and begin preparing year-end reports. There are many cost-cutting advantages for small business, so review the following article that provides …

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True Value Announces Third Quarter Results

On Monday, Nov. 3, True Value Company reported gross billings of $466.4 million for the quarter ending Sept. 27, 2014, up 2.4 percent or $10.8 million, from $455.6 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue was $350.6 million, …

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First-Time Buyers Face Obstacles

The amount of first-time homebuyers in the market is rather small compared to previous years. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), “the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing …

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American Consumers Still Have Wallets on Lockdown

As the economy takes small steps towards recovery, many Americans are still monitoring their spending. According to a national poll for Bankrate’s monthly Financial Index, two-thirds of Americans “say they have a reason to limit how much they spend each …

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Amazon’s Profits Plummet in Third Quarter

The biggest online retailer in the United States, Amazon, does not get its dominant position through conservancy – it spends money. Amazon is aggressive, innovative and a juggernaut in delivery and personalization. As Amazon remains a threatening competitor for most …

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Do it Best Hands out $115 Million in Rebates

New products, new vendors, and more than $100 million in member rebates drove a successful Do it Best October Market, held Oct. 17-20 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The market got off to a strong start on Friday …

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2014 Cost of Doing Business Study

The NRHA’s Annual Cost of Doing Business Study is now available to members. This annual study provides detailed financial information from hardware stores, home centers and lumber/building material outlets. The tables contained in this report are designed to provide comprehensive, …

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Higher Incomes Lead to an Improved Housing Market

According to a recent article by Realtor Mag, an improving economy appears to be leading towards a better housing market. The article explains that while income is lower than in 2007, from 2012 to 2013, there was a 1.1 percent …

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