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Knowing your audience is key to successful marketing. Justin Combs, Senior Marketing Manager, Gardner Business Media, discusses how raising three daughters helped him fine tune his marketing approach.

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July Business Index Reports Third Consecutive Month of Slowing Contraction July Business Index Reports Third Consecutive Month of Slowing Contraction The Gardner Business Index reported its third month of slowing contraction in July.
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Housing Permits Grow Nearly 12% in June Housing Permits Grow Nearly 12% in June Permits filed in June were up 11.7% compared with one year ago, returning to double-digit growth after two months of contraction.
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Capacity Utilization Improves for Second Month Capacity Utilization Improves for Second Month Compared with one year ago, capacity utilization contracted 15.1%, which was the second straight month that the month-over-month rate of change contracted at a slower rate. 
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Durable Goods Contraction Near Turn Upward New orders for real durable goods totaled $225,331 million in June. This was more 25-40% more than April and May when many states closed their economy.
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Consumer Durable Goods Spending Reaches All-Time High The month-over-month rate of growth for durable goods spending was 11.7%, which was the fastest rate of growth since July 2005. 
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Disposable Income Growing, but for How Long? In June, real disposable income was $16,028 billion, which was 8.1% more than one year ago. The extreme month-over-month rate of growth in disposable income is a direct result of government payments to individuals.
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