Happy Thanksgiving!

The National Turkey Federation reports that in 2010: 88 percent of all U.S. residents ate turkey for Thanksgiving 46 million turkeys (736 million pounds) were eaten on Thanksgiving Day 22 million turkeys were consumed on Christmas and 19 million on Easter. Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production (not surprisingly) accounting for almost 20 percent […]

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Grandparents Day

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter designated the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. If you missed National Grandparents’ Day, you are probably not alone. However, we best not forget grandparents and the increasingly important role they play in many families and the economy. The U.S. Census, reports that there were 221 million […]

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Holiday Shopping Creates Jobs

For many retailers, a good winter holiday season is the difference between a profitable and losing year. Many job seekers also rely on the holidays for seasonal employment. In 2010, how many employees did Wisconsin retailers add/cut between September and December? A. -6,234 B. -3,555 C. +8,891 D. +15,536

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Halloween Just Isn’t For Kids

Halloween has evolved from an occasion focused primarily on children into a major holiday event celebrated throughout the U.S. by both children and adults. A survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) reveals that U.S. consumers spent an estimated $6 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations in 2010. According to the NRF survey, $1.8 […]

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