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Start making sense: Avoid the dangers of management babble
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One of the problems with cubicle life, especially for those who find themselves getting promoted closer to one of those offices with a window, is that the higher up the corporate ladder you climb the more idiotic you sound. Instead of using plain English you start jabbering abstract nonsense about "leveraging brand equity," "creating touch points" and "engaging super-users," just like Dilbert's pointy-haired boss. More

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Retailers post 2.8% growth in July
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Domestic chain-store sales increased nearly 3 percent year-over-year for July, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers Inc. The organization expects that to remain pretty steady in August. The Council cites lower merchandise prices as one reason sales posted "modest" growth. More

Secrets to achieving entrepreneurial success
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"When you're in business, there are two doors you can walk through," says Bob Moore, of Bob's Red Mill, a natural-foods chain based in Milwaukee, Oregon. "You can walk through the door where you treat the customer like your guest, operating by the rule that the customer is always right. Or you can be cutthroat." More

North American Pet Products sponsoring pet store makeover giveaways at SuperZoo
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After the success of last year's SuperZoo Store Makeover, CASCO, a division of North American Pet Products has teamed up with the SuperZoo organizers to offer, not one, but two $20,000 Makeover Giveaways. This year, CASCO is sharing the excitement of a remodel with two lucky stores who attend SuperZoo 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 14-16 booth #1159. More

WildSideSalmon anounces expansion in New Zealand & USA

FDA approved facilities will produce the NEW line of WildSide treats including Kangaroo, Lamb and Salmon. All the treats are RAW, Grain Free and 100% Natural.

Pennsylvania publishes kennel regulations
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The Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission has announced it will hold a public hearing on August 19, 2010 concerning a proposed rulemaking from 2009. The rule was promulgated to codify changes in the Dog Law brought about by passage of House Bill 2525, which was signed into law in 2008. The proposed rulemaking, the "Canine Health Board Standards for Commercial Kennels," encompasses substantive requirements covering ventilation, lighting and flooring standards in commercial kennels. More

Merrick expands recall of beef treats for dogs
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Merrick Pet Care Inc. of Amarillo, Texas, has expanded the recall of its Beef Filet Squares dog treats to include Texas Hold'ems treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. This marks the third recall issued by Merrick this year. More

Gulf Coast Pet Relief Program to help veterinarians support pet owners affected by oil spill
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The American Veterinary Medical Foundation, Hill's Pet Nutrition and Merial have partnered on an initiative to help veterinarians support struggling dog and cat owners affected by the oil spill that began late April when the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. More

Horse advocates ask court to halt mustang roundup    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Horse protection advocates have asked a U.S. appeals court for an emergency order blocking the government's biggest roundup of the year of thousands of free-roaming mustangs in California and Nevada. Despite an accompanying plea from dozens of Congress members, Interior Department officials said they didn't intend to suspend the roundup of more than 2,000 mustangs before it was scheduled to begin on both sides of the state line about 120 miles northwest of Reno. More

Insurers turning down coverage for homeowners with 'bully' dog breeds
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Kay-Lynette Roca gets the panicked call a handful of times each month. It's usually a pit bull owner whose dog has never bit anyone, and yet an insurance company is threatening to cancel his homeowner's policy. The caller has to give up his dog. "We encounter it all the time," said Roca, founding director of Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary and Hospital, based in Jupiter, Fla. More

Popularity rises for pet health insurance
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The humanization of pets and the increased costs of veterinary care have sparked a burgeoning industry — pet health care. The economic downturn has resulted in cost-conscious consumers forced to tighten their money belts to make ends meet. More

Turtle farmers say ban is unfair
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Since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began, volunteers have been working feverishly to save wildlife affected by oil - including sea turtles. But in Louisiana it's the turtle farmers who are fighting for survival — threatened not by oil but by federal regulations, as CBS News correspondent Mark Straussman reports. More
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