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February 25, 2011
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ICSC pushing reintroduction of Main Street Fairness Act

With states strapped for cash, never has the shortfall from uncollected sales taxes from online sales — estimated to total $23 billion this year — hurt more. To redress the imbalance, ICSC is working to revive the Main Street Fairness Act, a measure that would require online retailers to collect sales taxes in the same…

February 24, 2011
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ICSC Scholarship Winner Tatijana Stafets is Excited About Retail!

By Jesse Serwer Tatijana Stafets, a 2010 winner of the ICSC Foundation’s Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarship, was in the fifth year of a six-year architecture program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign when she decided she was more interested in the business side of real estate than in the design side. “I thought it…

February 22, 2011
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Innovators in Business: Milton Cooper, King of the R.E.I.T.

Watch the full episode. See more Nightly Business Report. Innovators in Business: Milton Cooper, King of the R.E.I.T. Strip shopping centers may not be the most glamorous type of commercial real estate. But they are a kind of "cash cow"-- generating substantial rents for their owners year in and year out. Milton Cooper realized that…