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Are Middle-Market Retailers Headed for Extinction?

Brick-and-mortar retailers are still going strong, 20 years after the invention of the World Wide Web. But, researchers caution, as the U.S. population becomes increasingly more saturated with digital natives, we can expect retail stores to “go the way of the dodo bird,” according to a recent Harris Poll conducted on behalf of CIT, a financial services firm.

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Is the Export-Import Bank’s Demise Starting to Hurt Mid-Market Exporters?

General Electric and Boeing are reacting the most loudly to the continuing lack of Congressional authorization of the Export-Import Bank, with both companies cutting or threatening to eliminate U.S. jobs and moving them overseas because of the demise of the federally funded business- financing agency. But some mid-market and small companies also have begun to react as conservative members excoriated the Ex-Im Bank as an agent of “crony capitalism” for big companies that don’t need the help.

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