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'OUR CLIENTS' comments and scores determine our direction,' says Sue Klawans, director of client satisfaction at Gilbane, who was named CoreNet Global's New England Contractor of the Year. /

Understanding details of clients’ business is key

Sue Klawans, Gilbane’s director of client satisfaction, has been named Contractor of the Year by the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global. She was...

ISM: Manufacturing expands for 4th month

TEMPE, Ariz. – U.S. manufacturing last month expanded for the fourth consecutive month, while the nation’s economy grew for the 67th straight month, according...

Personal spending rises 0.5% as incomes dip 0.1%

WASHINGTON – U.S. personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased 0.5 percent in April to $8.31 trillion after rising 0.4 percent in March, the U.S. Commerce...

UMich consumer sentiment index rises in May

Rising stock values and increased job prospects drove the Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment to 88.3 in May from April’s eight-month...
JOB-SEEKER Herbert Samuels uses the Brooklyn Workforce1 Career Center last month, when job growth rebounded from April's 2-year low. /

U.S. payrolls grow more than expected in May

Hiring rebounded in May after a weak April, as employers made 157,000 new hires in the month, following an 80,000 gain in April, the...
PEDESTRIANS stroll past a CVS/pharmacy in Cambridge, Mass., in May 2006. Compared with the same period last year, the company said, same-store sales in the first 21 weeks of 2007 increased 6.8 percent. /

CVS/pharmacy posts 6.2% rise in May sales

WOONSOCKET – In the four weeks ended May 26, sales at CVS/pharmacy stores open more than one year increased 6.2 percent compared with the...
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In business, families build a great foundation

By some estimates, 80 to 90 percent of all businesses in the United States are family-owned. It makes sense. Families are the building blocks...

For the Cardi brothers, family is a brand name

Before they were at the helm of one of the largest furniture store businesses in the region, the Cardi brothers were just three boys...
ROB AND LIBBY Armstrong take pride in the family tradition of Munroe Dairy but they also embrace innovation, such as setting up a company Web site. /

Historic Munroe Dairy has long family tradition

Twenty years ago, Rob Armstrong decided to paint one of his milk delivery trucks like a Holstein cow. When his grandfather saw the black-and-white...

Daughters take charge of fathers’ legacies

It’s an old and cherished pattern: The father starts a business, then grooms his sons to take it over, and they, in turn, pass...

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