Buchanan a small biz 'guardian'
WASHINGTON -- The National Federation of Independent Business named Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Sarasota) a "Guardian of Small Business" for his voting record on behalf of small-business owners.
Dan Danner, NFIB president and CEO, praised Buchanan at the award ceremony saying "the record shows that Rep. Buchanan is a true champion of small business, supporting the votes that matter in the 113th Congress. This award reflects our members' appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business."
Kohl's to hire 67,000 for the holidays
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NEW YORK -- Kohl's Corp. says it will hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, about a third more than last year's 50,000.
The department store operator expects to hire an average of 50 associates per store, up 25 percent from a year ago.
Kohl's, based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., operates 1,163 stores in 49 states.
It also expects to hire 9,300 people for jobs at its distribution centers and 670 people for seasonal positions in its credit operations.
A retailer's hiring plans can indicate its expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.
Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines
Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles.
CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have pharmacies.
The nation's biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options outside the doctor's office to protect themselves against the flu, pneumonia and other illnesses. In fact, nearly half of all flu vaccines provided to adults are now administered in non-medical settings like drugstores or worksite clinics.
-- Herald staff and wire reports