September 26, 2003




Second Judge Throws Out Federal No-Call List

(Direct Newsline) Late Thursday, a second federal judge ruled against the federal do-not-call list, saying it violates free speech protections.
U.S. District Judge Edward W. Nottingham in Denver blocked the list, reports said, which gave telemarketers another victory in …

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December 9, 2004




Ernst & Young Analyzes the Top 100 Global Retailers

Selecting the right merchandise. Effectively operating stores in great locations. Adapting quickly to changing market conditions and tastes. It may not sound like rocket science, but these are keys to what makes some retailers wildly successful — while others struggle …

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September 17, 2003




House Passes Permanent Internet Access Tax Moratorium Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 17 passed the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act (H.R. 49), which seeks to permanently eliminate Internet access taxes. The bill now moves on to the Senate as S. 52. A temporary moratorium on Internet access …

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September 8, 2003




Moe Biller, Postal Union Trailblazer, Dies

Morris “Moe” Biller, longtime president of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), died on Sept. 5 at 87. He had served as president of the U.S. Postal Service’s largest union since 1980. Two years ago, he retired, but retained the title …

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November 18, 2004




Small Retailers Need New World Solutions

In a world in which Internet-savvy customers are more informed than ever before about pricing and products, how can small independent retailers compete? According to a new white paper, dealing with informed customers in a highly competitive market is a …

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September 1, 2003




J. Jill Merges Direct, Retail Units

Deciding whether to operate retail and direct divisions separately or together can be a taxing decision for a marketer. When the units are run as independent companies, the catalog division does not need to collect sales tax in states where …

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September 1, 2003




Keep a Cool Head

CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, Walt Disney was not put in deep-freeze postmortem but planted in the soil like nearly everyone else. Disney died in 1966, years before the science of cryogenics became a fact of modern life. Cryogenics is simply the …

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August 19, 2003




New Fax Marketing Rules Pushed Back to 2005

(Direct Newsline) The Federal Communications Commission has delayed implementing new restrictions on outbound fax marketing until Jan. 1, 2005. The new rules would have gone into effect next week, on Aug. 25.
Within the same ruling, the FCC also rejected a request by …

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November 1, 2004




What’s Hot Now: the Four Cs

The primary question for today’s merchant is how to create a distinct style that will define who you are. In other words, if you want to be a successful cataloger, you have to be specific in identifying your brand and …

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November 1, 2004




Managing Warehouse Inventory

Operations are rarely neatly defined, and other factors such as regulatory requirements will affect your choice of inventory management systems. The following are four steps you should take to establish practical criteria for making decisions and preparing to optimize your …

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