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March 30, 2010

Money Managers Coax Tepid Investors Back into the Market

Don't let the stock market's comeback fool you, money managers say there still is a lot of wealth sitting on the sidelines due to a crisis of confidence in institutions like Wall Street and especially Congress. The stock market hit a low of just …
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March 29, 2010

SBA Recovery Lending Extended Through April 30

President Barack Obama signed on Friday legislation extending through April the U.S. Small Business Administrations ability to provide enhancements in its two largest small business loan programs. The enhancements, first made available under the …
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March 16, 2010

Lean and Green

The manufacturing industry has never had a glamorous public image, and to most people, it is not considered a green business category.Historically, many large manufacturing operations have been large producers of pollutants sending carbon dioxide, …
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March 11, 2010

Business inventory levels are kept low

Businesses trimmed inventories at the wholesale level again in January even though sales rose for a 10th consecutive month. The dip in inventories underscored that businesses remain cautious about restocking their depleted shelves. Read more at …
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March 10, 2010

Business Survey Shows Better Hiring Outlook

The outlook for hiring in the Madison area looks more promising for jobseekers, according to a recent survey of businesses.Many businesses have been cutting back to shore up their bottom line, but on Wednesday a Manpower survey asking businesses …
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March 05, 2010

Management: Thank your employees

During the 18th century, British sailors were rewarded with an extra ration of rum after a successful voyage. Now that your employee and management teams have successfully navigated the turbulent waters of the economic tsunami, how will you reward …
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