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  • Researchers Study Water Conservation for Farms
    Jan Kleissel and a team of University of California students are studying ways to help farmers conserve more water by using a scintillometer to measure the amount of water crops lose to evaporation. The researchers hope to help farmers see how efficiently their water is ...More
    January 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • Weak U.S. Economy Leads to Manufacturing Slowdown
    The troubled U.S. economy has led to a slowdown in manufacturing. Manufacturing activity hit the lowest reading in 28 years as new orders and employment continue to decline. ...More
    January 5, 2009 Posted in News
  • Getting Healthy Tops New Year's Resolutions
    A staple of the New Year is a list of New Year's resolutions. More saving, healthier eating and quitting smoking top the list of many Americans. Gym memberships peak in the new year, as do calls to quit-smoking hotlines and financial planning offices. ...More
    January 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • StorageVault Completes Acquisition of Canadian PUPS Storage
    StorageVault completes acquisition of the assets of Canadian PUPS Storage Inc. and the closing of the master franchise agreement with Canadian PUPS Franchises Inc., which provides portable-storage franchises throughout Canada. ...More
    January 2, 2009 Posted in News, Real Estate
  • U.S. Seeks More Math and Science Teachers
    A school districts across the country continue to grapple with teacher shortages, some are experimenting with incentive programs to attract more qualified math and science teachers. ...More
    December 31, 2008 Posted in News
  • GMAC Gets $5 Billion in Bailout Money
    GMAC Financial Services LLC, the financing arm of General Motors Corp., will receive $5 billion from the $700 billion bank rescue program, according to a statement from the U.S. Treasury Department. ...More
    December 31, 2008 Posted in News
  • Factoria Security Self Storage Provides Free Space for Coat Drive
    Factoria Security Self Storage of Bellevue, Wash., is providing free storage space during December and January to assist in the collecting and organizing of donations as part of The Kids Care Coat Drive. ...More
    December 31, 2008 Posted in News
  • 30-Plus Roundtable Discussions Added to Inside Self-Storage World Expo
    On Jan. 28, more than 30 roundtable discussions will be presented as part of the Inside Self-Storage World Expo, the self-storage industry’s largest conference and tradeshow. Speakers and attendees will convene at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas to ...More
    December 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • Self Storage Not Taxable Says South Dakota Supreme Court
    In a 3-2 decision, the South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that a business that offers self-storage units for rent is not subject to the state sales tax. ...More
    December 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • The Top 5 Science Discoveries of 2008
    2008 ushered in a number of technological advances and new discoveries in science. Scientists uncovered a stronger link between birds and dinosaurs, plus found a new population of lowland gorillas in the Republic of Congo. ...More
    December 30, 2008 Posted in News