Easter Weekend Also Includes Big Sales

The Easter holiday is far more of a shoppers’ weekend than many might think. It coincides with spring sales and seasonal turnover for retailers, but it can be a big spending holiday, from the candy to the Easter apparel purchases. The National Retail Federation estimated that consumers were expected to

Sales Slump Seen as Reflection of Changes in Retail Landscape

Retail sales had their worst two-month stretch in more than two years in February and March, according to government data released Friday. The U.S. Census Bureau said overall retail sales declined two-tenths of a percent in March, driven by lower fuel prices and lower auto profits. The National Retail Federation

HomeBanc is Named Top Workplaces in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HomeBanc announces it has been selected as one of the Tampa Bay Times “Top Workplaces” for the fifth year in a row. HomeBanc was ranked as the top bank to work for out of 50 companies in the small business category. The complete

In Zimbabwe, Cows May Soon Be Used to Secure Loans

Banks in Zimbabwe could soon be forced to accept cows, sheep and other livestock as collateral from small businesses applying for cash loans. The country’s finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa, put forward the Movable Property Security Interests Bill for its second reading in parliament on Tuesday, Bloomberg Markets reported. The purpose

Tesla Is Now The Most Valuable Carmaker in the U.S.

Tesla, pioneer in electric cars, has overtaken General Motors to become the most valuable automaker in the United States. Tesla’s market cap was $52.24 billion on Tuesday morning, according to Nasdaq, almost $2 billion more than GM’s value and $8 billion more than Ford’s market cap, as reported by the

Take Advantage of TBs Mark, Entrepreneurs Urged

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has urged manu-facturers to make use of the standard mark licence as an avenue for their improved business, as they will be certified to trade within and outside the country. TBS Acting Director General, Prof Egid Mubofu made these remarks in Dar es Salaam