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Small Businesses Are The Backbone Of The Community
Small businesses account for millions of jobs in America.  The Small Business Administration says there were 5.73 million employer firms in the U.S. in 2012. Businesses with fewer that 20 employees made up 89.6 percent. The SBA says when you add in the number of non-employer businesses there we…
Big Brother Is Ogling
Were you aware that your personal information—everything from your shopping habits to your health history—can be available to creditors, employers, landlords, insurers, law enforcement agencies, and, of course, criminals? All they need to do is tap into the public and private databases t…
Consumer Protection Week March 1 – 7
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign, March 1 through March 7, that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. Locally, New Bedford's Face-To-Face Program, features a host of advocates trained to a…
Black Friday is Darker Than Ever [VIDEO]
Are you a hard-core Black Friday shopper? Do you prepare for the battlefield before entering the store? Do you plan your course of action to score the best deal? You probably show no mercy to fellow doorbusters. Well, this movie might be a documentary of your Black Friday missions...
Holiday Sales Are Predicted To Be Up This Year
Do you plan to spend more this Christmas season? People who are paid to predict that kind of thing think you will be, with the nation's largest retail industry trade group predicting that sales will be up 4.1 percent, with Americans expected to spend at the highest rate in three years...
The Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog Has Been Released
"Just in time for the holidays" comes word today that the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog is out. It's a collection of high-end items that you can buy for your friends and family this Christmas if money is no object.
The items include:

For the martini lover who has everything an…

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