RSS Feed businessrecord.com : Retail & Business http://www.businessrecord.com:80 A feed of current articles not set 2014-08-22T02:13:08.2668948Z Close skills gap by returning to training programs <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Something is clearly broken in the labor market. The problem may not be the skills workers ostensibly lack. It may be that employers' expectations are out of whack, according to a paper by a Wharton School management professor,</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Z-syRtxHCw9i24Gtp6HoKqE11TPEw7uVu633hbmz0cFyooAMhuqsCgYv7AWwYkJZ6UtjG8s4mtirHfNVCwaAv8Tdvil395F0kBP-hDn-W3S6nywD6lAEc4VJu6oJ-BFrXxaIlRBOmX-vszqcIZcWK-sH5fSrS4JRF9JIxWqiPkG8fo9FwLXqpr354gC2S7v49yKr6x3q3rwhXEgAWm0AT6cnjFT8FPvLT4E2xqxDwsmUmOlhUdmUCHJiLcMRAuKBD6lgp2gUgZE=" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1;">Bloomberg Businessweek reported.</a> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Retail---Business/Retail---Business/Article/Close-skills-gap-by-returning-to-training-programs/179/854/65014 Retail & Business 30 Iowa firms on Inc. magazine's list of 5,000 fast-growing companies <a track="on" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001tdEGS65ePPIiPOqs8-n3kYTNQStJS42W1UiSd8mWSXe6io5kJeMjaCsvPe1excKWjAFqSpd_4cGiBXmCEBQVdX3yXRIiDfiE9W9qDzlCbB00-23-Kx-CpZ418s6pCKYcATwAjlJd6b-8P4IIH5s9hPpiwxXePlVAY4X0pC_eF_ezobXrBenxZLuFGSY6voOQDVs8-XhmVTLyyWFqXt6plw==" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1;">Thirty Iowa companies</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">, including nine in Greater Des Moines, have been named to Inc. magazine's 2014 list of the country's 5,000 fastest-growing privately owned companies.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Retail---Business/Retail---Business/Article/30-Iowa-firms-on-Inc--magazine-s-list-of-5-000-fast-growing-companies/179/854/65012 Retail & Business Business leaders from the Midwest and Japan will meet in Des Moines <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference will be Sept. 7-9 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Retail---Business/Retail---Business/Article/Business-leaders-from-the-Midwest-and-Japan-will-meet-in-Des-Moines/179/854/65010 Retail & Business Home Depot expects housing recovery to boost sales <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Home Depot Inc. said today that it expects same-store sales to grow faster in the second half of the year as customers furnish new houses and renovate existing ones in a recovering housing market,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001WfgFDKypYcvnFGW4DB2dJotGgJmTC6AzIMgrCKvW4jA---iTN665E8NDX-a0sMQVC1mJezF17PJwQWkplS73vUxGB_arqY-DNaGCdhIHfT_tC6k9ZE-kpIssHrM9_edr1HU-0VMf_4ua1GgSL0OL1_dd1L0Uhzc5aniaPEwzSN57H5aV_YhGJYoMHRMCmUtV" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">Reuters reported.</a> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Retail---Business/Retail---Business/Article/Home-Depot-expects-housing-recovery-to-boost-sales/179/854/64976 Retail & Business Consumer prices barely rippled the surface in July <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Declining energy costs partially offset increases in food and rents as consumer prices increased 0.1 percent last month after a 0.3 percent rise in June, according to the U.S. Labor Department,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0014BeDsHarID-AEZIGKw40MSDzz1QAqKJQM5LWFPYzln3txuYP5nTEQuJpBTyYmqhAZKxoIbPCXYk8Lkz83rPQz5oCVt0YXd_E_vpQZwhY4_CdJxzecW2G9DetchI6HKBZ92whRU20QAIhkD_xM1BkxZf6ro3lo32Pnr98OzjRwoNsOMI1YFWL-QLUeyH_Q3MQWWjsgHPR6qY=" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">Reuters reported.</a> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Retail---Business/Retail---Business/Article/Consumer-prices-barely-rippled-the-surface-in-July/179/854/64964 Retail & Business Dick's Sporting Goods profits drop, but earnings beat estimates <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., which operates a retail store and its Golf Galaxy business in separate locations in West Des Moines, reported a decline in second-quarter profits despite higher same-store sales,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0014BeDsHarID-AEZIGKw40MSDzz1QAqKJQM5LWFPYzln3txuYP5nTEQuJpBTyYmqhAZKxoIbPCXYlCZojHDK-DVrz_jl6pGy2ogI1Ndo6YTtlnoXGHT1yGFmgCwPFkEhDZ4tHj3BHMd-fhr9ChcY5TDWG_m1a26uXxDaohiogM3cqh44qKN5bIdb9sJZ5TFTZRASYKt73LU-pYA27rD31HDX6TB5Xy2_TJFgTS4JhlxMg=" shape="rect" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">RTTNews reported.</a> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Retail---Business/Retail---Business/Article/Dick-s-Sporting-Goods-profits-drop--but-earnings-beat-estimates/179/854/64963 Retail & Business Federal consumer agency tightening rules on payday loan firms <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which began supervising the payday loan industry in January 2012, is&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001NF-OrBvzoqZ7FOBai-VYvcw5LshH5Dlcmq1zTEsul7jQaUCe_9U6tLDkvRlIUgwl4moBtjPM7LuNa6pYMxz5BcvT12XgE-IhKinTHedHTf6LUr1QRtOjMcSe8u2jYmVrWLIwOwqciDVHLi6EojAEW1sf-ftdbtw7t0aStzk_3ulZiNnrGViqb1PmECB8J49R" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; color: #000090; background-color: #ffffff;">drafting rules</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; color: #000090; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;t</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: #ffffff;">hat could provide moreprotections for consumers, reports&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001NF-OrBvzoqZ7FOBai-VYvcw5LshH5Dlcmq1zTEsul7jQaUCe_9U6tLDkvRlIUgwl4moBtjPM7LtLGVJTA4iSPG7CcckPjU14x9LoRFxlG1rornhR-PElSebUjYS-lGxPfa0cJf2euTTbDS4yesiQNMl-dLABRWrRjI6fs3IcCf08-iDPsnJnYDCuGJK24F91" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; color: #000090; background-color: #ffffff;">IowaWatch.com</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: #ffffff;">.</span> http://www.businessrecord.com:80/Content/Retail---Business/Retail---Business/Article/Federal-consumer-agency-tightening-rules-on-payday-loan-firms/179/854/64913 Retail & Business