Obama Contemplates Tax Cuts as Retail Bankruptcies Expected to Soar

Government and Economy

Obama Considers $310 Billion Tax Cut
Faced with a recession that could slide into deflation and stagnation, President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for as much as $310 billion in tax cuts as part of his massive economic stimulus package.

Retail Bankruptcies Expected to Soar
The disastrous fall in 2008 retail sales is certain to cause mass bankruptcy filings and store closures in 2009, said Michael Burden, an executive with retail adviser Excess Space Retail Services, with California, Florida and Nevada among the hardest hit.

Management and Financial Issues

Facing a Frightening New Year

With all of the economic woes we face today, fearing what might be next, people are bracing themselves for a hard 2009. Here we offer some ways to face these times at work and at home.

Technology Issues

Tools of Website Optimization
If you are troubled by your website optimization efforts, it might be time to take a good look at your tools.

New Services and Technologies Mean Reevaluating eBusiness Strategies
It's important to understand the role different technologies play when building an overall business-to-business (B2B) strategy. Learn about the four points you should consider when evaluating vendors and service providers.

Benefits and Labor Issues

Good Help is Hard to Find
Evidence continues to mount that employers are having increasing difficulty finding skilled employees to fill job openings, with many who tried to hire in November reporting few if any qualified applicants.

ADA Changes Mean More Workers Considered Disabled
Employers will see more requests for some form of disability accommodation this year because more workers will be classified as disabled under changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act that took effect on New Year's Day.

Sales and Marketing

2009: The Year of the Subject Line
Three tips of simple, innovative, and fun ways to increase the impact of your e-mail marketing initiatives.

Rules of Customer Relationship Management
Customer relationship management is more than a product—it's a philosophy, and it's important to understand all the benefits of an integrated application before beginning the selection process.