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Gift store owners see hope in shoppers’ growing purchases

After moving their business to Ballantyne 10 years ago, the owners of the Cubbyhole gift shop watched as the area boomed. But as job and recession worries sent chills rippling last fall and winter, the... more »

Downtown sees business growth

Tuesday morning, Scott and Andrea Smith were enjoying a cup of coffee in one of Winnsboro's newest businesses.The couple were just one of several patrons of M&M Coffee House and Antiques, a new shop on... more »

Confidence, optimism grow in pockets of U.S. as firms rehire

Paris, Ill. — Inside the Simonton Windows factory here, some workers who are back on the job after being laid off for months believe they are proof that the darkest days of the recession are... more »

Looking for ways to promote business

Glimmers of escaping the recession hasn't stopped some Kingsburg downtown business owners from finding ways to streamline their businesses -- even if the recession hasn't affected their business. There has consistently been businesses setting up... more »

Leading economic indicators rise in August

New York—A private forecast of economic activity rose in August for the fifth straight month, the latest sign the recession has ended. The Conference's Board leading indicators point to an economy on solid ground early... more »

Some retailers plan sales for G-20 weekend

In the midst of boarded-up buildings and companies directing employees to work remotely due to the G-20 summit, some Pittsburgh companies are in full-sales-ahead mode as they gear up for the event with planned promotions... more »

Movie is a boon for biz

Worcester, MA — When set designer Jay R. Hart walked into the Putnam Hallmark store in Webster Square Plaza last week, Daniel B. LeBlanc was interested in knowing what went into filming a feature movie... more »

Moms Holiday Shopping Plans Previewed

Chicago -- All eyes are on moms this holiday season to see how much they will buy and what will it mean for the U.S. economic recovery. The Marketing to Moms Coalition, a nonprofit industry... more »

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