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  • New Jobless Claims Fall 24,000 in One Week
    New job claims fell by 24,000 last week, according to the Labor Department. Although ongoing claims are still at record highs, the number of Americans filing for initial unemployment insurance dropped to 601,000 for the week ending June 6, down from 625,000 for the previous ...More
    June 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Small Businesses Turn to Self-Storage to Safeguard Assets
    As more small businesses downsize, they are turning to self-storage to save money and safeguard assets until the economy rebounds. Sovran Self Storage, Public Storage and Extra Space Storage have all reported an increase in revenue from small businesses. ...More
    June 11, 2009 Posted in News, Finance
  • Feds: Economy Is Improving
    A Federal Reserve snapshot of the U.S. economy released Wednesday shows signs of improvement. Five of the Fed's 12 regions said the downard economic trend is moderating, according to the Beige Book Report. ...More
    June 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • Appeals Filed Against Vermont Self-Storage Permit
    A new self-storage project proposed for Dorset, Vt., is being appealed twice, drawing more complainants than any other project brought before the town in the past 20 years. ...More
    June 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • Hillside Self-Storage Project Denied in Fayetteville, Ark.
    A new self-storage project proposed for a hillside in Fayetteville, Ark., was denied by the local planning commission. ...More
    June 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • IREM Acquires Two Self-Storage Management Contracts
    Investment Real Estate Management LLC of York, Pa., acquired management contracts for Ample Storage in Woolwich, N.J., and Greenbrier Self Storage in Chesapeake, Va. ...More
    June 10, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • Phase Two Completed on Northern Hills Storage, San Antonio
    Cross Metal Buildings has completed construction on the phase two of Northern Hills Storage in San Antonio, Texas. ...More
    June 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • Unique Self-Storage Project Donates All Profit to Charity
    United Storage Norwalk of Connecticut will open its doors this month as part of a new altruistic real estate development, all of the profit from which will be donated to Norwalk-area charities. ...More
    June 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • ISS Expo Attendees Get Discount on Post Guard Products
    A new bollard cover that can help self-storage operators increase revenue will be unveiled Oct. 7 and 8 at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Washington, D.C. What’s better is it’s available at a discount to attendees who visit booth No. 135 during the show. ...More
    June 10, 2009 Posted in News
  • Fiat, Chrysler Strike a Deal
    A merger between Italian automaker Fiat and Chrysler LLC, which filed for bankruptcy protection April 30, became official Wednesday. The alliance, brokered by the U.S. government and approved by the Supreme Court, gives Fiat a 20 percent stake in the new company, Chrysler ...More
    June 10, 2009 Posted in News