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Retailers eye growth in 2010, survey says
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Retailers are looking to invest in growth opportunities in 2010, according to a survey released April 15 by the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation and auditing firm KPMG LLP. The eighth annual "Retail Horizons: Benchmarks for 2009, Forecasts for 2010," examined retail industry benchmarks, retailers' key priorities and plans, and established and emerging retail trends. More

How to prevent identity theft in your business
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Of all the security issues companies face, identity theft is one of the scariest, since it has the power to damage your relationship with key customers and employees. Here are some tips on how you can keep private information secure. More

Do-it-yourself social media
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Building a social website isn't the same as adding social elements to a website. You're not just plugging in a widget to your website to show the streaming newsfeed from your blog. If your business model is focused on building a social website, what does this mean from a development point of view? More

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The secrets of selection
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Consumers have a growing awareness of the role of nutrition in maintaining health and preventing disease, not only in their personal lives, but their family's as well, which often includes pets. Combined with a growing acceptance of complementary and alternative forms of medicine, and an increased access to information, especially via the internet, pet parents have become more concerned with pet nutrition. More

Farmers want turtle ban lifted
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For years, Eddie Jolly has maintained that a baby turtle swimming in a bowl isn't a threat. And now, the federal courts are asking the Food and Drug Administration to consider lifting guidelines that have long treated the turtles as dangerous. The sale of turtle eggs and pet turtles smaller than four inches in diameter has been illegal in the United States since 1975. The ban was initially put in place because of concerns about salmonella, which turtles can carry. More

New grants program offers small pets to classrooms
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A new grants program is providing financial support for keeping small pets in the nation's public school classrooms, with the aim of promoting responsible pet care. The goal of the "Pets in the Classroom" program, funded solely by the Pet Care Trust, is to establish healthy child-pet relationships at an early age by supporting responsible pet care in grammar school classrooms across the country. More

Bill introduced to prevent landlords from requiring animal declawing, debarking
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A bill that would make it illegal for California landlords to require tenants to declaw or debark their pets as a condition of occupancy has been introduced by Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara. Under the legislation, landlords could not give preferential treatment to tenants with declawed or debarked animals or advertise in a manner designed to discourage applicants with animals that have not been declawed or devocalized. More Launches National Wholesale Campaign celebrates their launch as the largest wholesaler of wild bird supplies in the Northeast. Approved customers will gain exclusive access to tremendous pricing on bird feeders, houses, baths, food and mason bee supplies. The first 25 customers receive free shipping on their first order. Visit us online to learn how to apply. MORE

Fido's wet kisses could hold cancer key
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Fido's wet kisses might hold more than love. Their DNA could provide keys to finding new treatments for rare cancers and other diseases in both dogs and human patients. The Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Van Andel Research Institute have created the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium, a program designed to study naturally occurring cancers in dogs to better understand why both pets and people get sick. More

Walmart, ASPCA launch Facebook effort
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Walmart is buddying up with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with a special "Lend a Paw" effort on Facebook. The promotion encourages Facebook users to go to and click on the button, triggering a $1 donation (up to $100,000) from Walmart's pet suppliers. All the proceeds go to help homeless pets. More
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