• Private Surveys: Some Industries Hiring Now
    Several private surveys show there are signs of stabilization in the job market. A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management shows about a quarter of manufacturing companies and 40 percent of service-sector employees will hire employees in June. ...More
    June 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Merchant Groups Seek Joint Effort for Data Security
    Several trade associations, including the National Association of Convenience Stores and the National Retail Federation, are urging the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council to take the lead in developing a collaborative approach with merchants in defining ...More
    June 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Great Lakes Self Storage Expo Sees Surprising Jump in Attendance
    The Great Lakes Self Storage Expo, which took place last week in Lisle, Ill., saw an unexpected increase in attendance over last year’s event, in spite of (or perhaps in light of) a depressed economy. ...More
    June 9, 2009 Posted in News, Legal Issues
  • Isle of Wight Self-Storage Facility Changes Hands
    Robert Hampson has purchased InnerSpaces Self Storage at Readers Business Park in Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. ...More
    June 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Bozeman Self Storage Lease Contributes to Public Education
    Bozeman Self Storage in Montana is signing a 33-year land lease with the state and, in so doing, is supporting public education for grades K through 12. ...More
    June 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • MediaBollards
    Encore Commercial Products Inc. has introduced a new marketing tool for self-storage properties: MediaBollards, which convert bollards into instant billboards by using a specially designed flat front panel. ...More
    June 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • 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