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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Legal Learning Live Highlights Self-Storage Lien Sales, Abandonment and More
    The operation of a self-storage facility involves legal risk pertaining to customers’ personally identifiable information and stored goods. Facility owners and managers who want to ensure they’re covering their legal bases can get the critical information they need during ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • Wal-Mart to Add 22,000 U.S. Jobs
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to add 22,000 new positions to its U.S. stores this year as it opens or expands 150 stores. The company will hire cashiers, stock clerks, store managers, pharmacists and personnel workers. ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News, Marketing
  • Canadian PUPS to Be Added to Ontario Self-Storage Facility
    StorageVault Canada Inc., owner of Canadian PUPS (portable units, portable storage) Inc., has entered an agreement to proceed with a proof-of-concept trial at Conundrum Capital Corp.’s self-storage facility in Kanata, Ontario. ...More
    June 4, 2009 Posted in News