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  • Stocks Rally Friday, Dow Up 1.7%
    The stock market rallied Friday after three big companies reported better-than-expected results. Ford, Microsoft and American Express all reported results that were weak but still met or topped expectations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 135 points, or 1.7 percent, ...More
    April 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Home Sales Drop 0.6% in March
    New home sales fell slightly in March, but still beat expectations, the Commerce Department said Friday. Sales fell 0.6 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 356,000 from an upwardly revised February rate of 358,000. February's results were adjusted ...More
    April 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Five-Story StorQuest Self-Storage Facility Planned for San Fernando Valley
    Joint partnership BTE Investment Group and William Warren Group received $6.3 million in financing for a five-story, class-A self-storage facility in San Fernando Valley, Calif. ...More
    April 24, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • GM to Close Plants for Nine Weeks This Summer
    In an effort to save the failing company, General Motors Corp. is telling its workers it will temporarily close most of its factories for more than two months this summer. ...More
    April 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Obama Calls for Stricter Credit Card Protection for Consumers
    Consumers may soon get more protection from rampant credit card fees and rising interests. President Obama will meet Thursday with executives from 14 credit companies to discuss new consumer protections. The meeting comes a day after the House Financial Services Committee ...More
    April 23, 2009 Posted in News, Management
  • Mortgage Applications on the Rise
    Lower mortgage rates combined with a tax incentive has led to a rise in mortgage applications, up 5.3 percent from the week before, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported Wednesday. ...More
    April 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Self-Storage Units Burglarized in Riverdale, GA
    At least 20 units at Neighborhood Self Storage in Riverdale, Ga., were burglarized this week, resulting in the loss of several thousands of dollars in customer goods. ...More
    April 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • On the Move Offers 'Green' Rental Trucks
    On The Move Inc., a provider of truck-rental programs and related insurance for self-storage and other industries, now leases and sells environmentally friendly trucks. ...More
    April 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Census Shows Americans Moving Less
    The U.S. Census Bureau reported Americans are changing residences less frequently in light of the distressed economy. In total, about 35 million people moved last year, down from about 39 million in 2007. ...More
    April 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Universal Door-Drive Mounting System
    JanUS Door, a manufacturer of coiling sheet doors, hallway partitions and rolling steel doors for the self-storage and other markets, released its universal rolling-steel, door-drive mounting system. ...More
    April 22, 2009 Posted in News, Construction