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  • Banks to Repay $68B to U.S. Government
    The nation's 10 largest banks will be able to repay $68 billion in government bailout money, the Treasury Department said Tuesday. The banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and American Express Co., received the money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) ...More
    June 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Stock Market Breaks Even Despite Early Losses
    The stock market wavered Monday after news of early losses, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average recovering from a 130-point slide to break nearly even. ...More
    June 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • Obama: 600,000 Stimulus Jobs This Summer
    Federal spending should add 600,000 new jobs this summer, says Vice President Joe Biden. The Vice President and President Barack Obama met with top administration officials Monday to get an update on the $787 billion stimulus plan. ...More
    June 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • No-Computer Disaster Plan: Operating Self-Storage Without Technology
    When technology fails, self-storage owners and operators should be prepared to rent units, take payments and write receipts without using a computer. Here are some tips on being prepared when using a computer to run a self-storage facility is not an option. ...More
    June 8, 2009 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles, Management, Technology
  • Got Dirt? Adding Space to an Existing Self-Storage Facility
    Owners of established self-storage facilities shouldn't make the mistake of thinking there may not be due diligence to be done before adding on to an existing site. There are obstacles to overcome when you start new construction at a location where business has to go on as ...More
    June 6, 2009 Bruce L. McCardle Posted in Articles, Construction, Development, Real Estate
  • Unemployment Reaches 9.7% in May
    Although the number of new jobless claims is slowing, the unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent in May, the highest in more than 25 years, the Labor Department said Friday. ...More
    June 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • U-Haul Parent Company Reports Losses
    AMERCO, parent company of U-Haul International Inc., this week reported losses for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. ...More
    June 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • Boilini Joins BETCO as National Accounts Manager
    Bob Boilini has joined BETCO Inc., a single-source manufacturer of self-storage building components, as national accounts manager. ...More
    June 5, 2009 Posted in News, Construction
  • Staying Under the Legislative Radar - Not!
    For decades, self-storage was fortunate enough to fly below the radar of government interest. Until recent years, there was precious little interference in self-storage by the state legislatures. State lien laws were developed, but self-storage was not ...More
    June 5, 2009 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Legislators Reintroduce Credit Card Fair Fee Act
    The National Association of Convenience Stores and the National Retail Federation were among those that applauded today’s reintroduction of the “Credit Card Fair Fee Act” which seeks to address the more than $48 billion that Americans pay annually in credit card swipe fees. ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News, Management