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Sept. 19, 2008  
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Worst Holiday Sales Gains Since '91 Loom
from USA Today
As if things didn't look bleak enough, two retail groups are predicting that this holiday shopping season could be the most severe since the 1991 recession. "The benefit from a letup in gasoline prices will be overwhelmed by the impact of rising unemployment, tighter credit and other hardships on households," says Frank Badillo, senior economist for Retail Forward. "Unfortunately, the trends in economic conditions offer no sign of an impending recovery." More

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Staples Will Open LEED-Registered Store in Boston
from the Boston Globe
Office supply retailer Staples Inc. announced the opening of its first LEED-registered store in the Northeast. It is one of the first stores in Boston to be registered with the U.S .Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, program. The council is a nonprofit group that encourages the construction of so-called green buildings. More

Water Savings 101: Top 10 Tips for Commercial Buildings
from Greener Buildings
As the hurricane season begins to bring torrential downpours from Texas through the Southeast and up to the mid-Atlantic states, it makes folks forget that wide swaths of the country are still suffering through persistent drought and low levels of water supply. While agriculture, power generation and other industrial uses account for a large portion of water consumption in the U.S., the built environment is responsible for a significant portion. More

Retailers Considering Crunch by the London Catwalks
from Reuters
The catwalks are humming and buyers are still trawling the stands at London Fashion Week, but behind the scenes luxury clothing retailers are considering the knock-on effects of a global financial crisis. More

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On the Clock
from The Washington Post
Summer's over, and the heat is on at work again. Maybe you work just as many hours as you would like, like 52 percent of workers who were polled recently by Rutgers University. But one-third of the workers surveyed said they would like to spend less time on the job. More

Lime Energy and Associated Food Stores Announce Partnership
from The Wall Street Journal
Lime Energy and Associated Food Stores announced they have expanded their partnership in efforts to assist the grocery wholesaler in further "greening" their locations. ďAssociated Food Stores has begun working on its sustainability efforts, and our team knew we would need a partner that could help us identify ways our retailers could become more energy efficient," said Rich Parkinson, CEO for AFS. More

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Making Greening Our Restaurant Easy, Rewarding, and Free
from Ecopreneurist
What if there was a program that made it simple, was free, modeled after and qualifying you for LEED credits, rewarded you for progress made along the way, and had all the equipment and supplies necessary to qualify available to you through them? Such a program exists, the Certified Green Commercial Kitchen program. More

Employees Say No Fear of ID Theft in Workplace
from Forbes
Despite rising concerns over identity theft, 88 percent of employees are confident their company protects their personal information from identity theft, according to recently released results from the American Payroll Association's "Getting Paid In America" survey. More

Italian Fashion House Gucci Denies Ousting CEO
from Reuters
Italian fashion house Gucci said the sudden departure of chief executive Mark Lee this week had nothing to do with lackluster first-half results. Gucci Group, parent company of the Gucci brand, surprised investors by announcing that Lee would resign at the end of the year, after more than 12 years with the group, "to pursue other interests." More

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