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July 29, 2011
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Two-Thirds of Consumers are Confused by Online Sales-Tax Compliance

Fair and Equitable Marketplace Supports Consumers' Desire for Choice, Convenience WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-four percent of U.S. consumers in states that require their residents to pay a sales tax on purchases either do not know or do not believe they are required to pay sales tax on Internet purchases if not collected by the…

July 28, 2011
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Manhattan’s Chelsea Market is a model of mixed-use development

By Jesse Serwer New York City’s historic meatpacking district, on Manhattan’s West Side, is today much less of a workplace for packers, loaders and truck drivers and more of a playground for the patrons of boutique hotels, luxury shops and chic nightclubs. As recently as two or three decades ago, the neighborhood had become associated…

July 22, 2011
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Center gives Foursquare mayor perks

by Jesse Serwer Woolbright Development has a novel way of rewarding loyal customers at its Glades Plaza open-air center: reserved parking spaces. The Boca Raton, Fla., shopping center rewards its most frequent shopper with access to a coveted curbside space and with discounts. This top shopper is chosen based on the number of his or…

July 20, 2011
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ICSC Intern takes Chicago!

As a small-town girl from Pennsylvania and rising junior at Cornell University, interning in the meetings department at ICSC in New York couldn’t have been a more exciting opportunity. Like many, working in the City every day and joining the fast pace of the crowd has been a goal since I was old enough to…

July 19, 2011
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Main Street Fairness Act

Arkansas Indiana Tennessee Utah The current system is outdated, complicated and flawed. It is operating under a nearly 20 year old premise that figuring out multiple sales taxes was far too complicated for a seller of goods. The Main Street Fairness Act will create a level playing field for both online and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.…

July 15, 2011
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ICSC launches first Hispanic Markets conference

In the past few decades, the Hispanic market has outpaced the overall U.S. population in growth. The latest census shows that the Hispanic population of the U.S. has reached a new milestone, topping 50 million people in 2010. Latinos accounted for more than half of the nation's growth since 2000, and it is projected that…

July 12, 2011
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Leasing skills critical for industry success

July 2011, Brussels.  Leasing is seen as the most essential skill within the Retail Real Estate Industry according to students attending the 2011 International Council of Shopping Centre's European Retail Property School. More than double the number of students attended the 2011 school than the previous year, and far more students registered for this topic…