The Direct Marketing Association (The DMA) released a white paper, titled Direct Marketing and the Anthrax Challenge: Summary of Observations and Responses, indicating that direct mail member companies have experienced a negligible impact on revenue and business practices in the wake of recent ma

Contradicting current notions that consumer confidence has plummeted to an unprecedented low, 75 percent of shoppers recently surveyed expect to spend at least the same amount of money for the 2001 holiday season as they did last year- with 15 percent of them saying they plan to spend even more.

An already weak economy has been made weaker due to the horrible acts of terrorism-the attack on September 11th, and anthrax scares.

With The Direct Marketing Association’s (The DMA) 84th Annual Conference serving as the backdrop, leaders of several of the nation’s top direct mail companies today said the business world is playing its part in ensuring the safety of the mail.

The job market is a bit tighter now, so it's helpful to review the basics of what job hunters should be doing at this time.

1. Expand your job-hunting targets.

Think of other geographic areas, larger or smaller companies, other kinds of positions.

The Procter & Gamble Company announced its commitment to spend $1.5 billion with minority and women suppliers annually by 2005, making P&G eligible to join the supplier diversity industry's Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR).

Yahoo! Inc. and ACNielsen announced the results of a special supplementary Yahoo!/ACNielsen Internet Confidence Index, designed to measure confidence levels in the Internet following the events of September 11, 2001.

In response to the local impact of the national tragedy on September 11th, Mayor Edward D. Garza has appointed Adolfo Aguilar as co-chair, along with previously announced former mayor Lila Cockrell, to lead the recently established Blue Ribbon Commission on the city's economy.

The U.S. unemployment rate increased to 5.4 percent in October, showing the full impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on an economy that may have been ready for a recovery, according to the Employment Policy Foundation.

The nation's first-ever privately funded port of entry development, designed as a precedent-setting, world-class $260 million retail, entertainment and cultural gateway between the U.S.

Only 43 consumer product brands ring up annual sales of more than US$1 billion each and can be considered truly global, according to a study released by ACNielsen.

As gamers await the release of Nintendo's GameCube and Microsoft's Xbox in November, unit shipments of video game consoles are expected to decline in 2001, according to Cahners In-Stat Group.

Claxson announced it has acquired a controlling stake in StarTV, the second largest advertising sales representative company for pay television in Brazil. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

At the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Luncheon, Aguilar Productions was awarded the prestigious "Small Business Innovation 2001" award.

The Board of Directors of The Latino Coalition (TLC) and the Hispanic Business Roundtable (HBR) launched a website,