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July 5, 2011

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 07/05/2011

Florida Barter Named “Silver Sponsor” For IRTA Convention

The International Reciprocal Trade Association’s 32nd annual convention at the Aventura Spa Resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya has received the support of Florida Barter as the Silver Sponsor of this year’s event. The convention is scheduled for September 19-21.

For more information on the convention and IRTA click here.

Upper Deck Furniture’s Blowout-Sale On Trade

The huge sports memorabilia company, Upper Deck, recently downsized from their large office building in Carlsbad (CA) that liquidated 600 office chairs, desks, tables and more, in a 3-day sales blowout. The San Diego ITEX office had numerous members making the trip to nearby Carlsbad, scoring some exceptional office furniture buys on trade.

Americans Express Little Confidence In Banks

Gallup has been tracking Americans’ confidence in banks since 1979, and today’s lack of confidence in banks is at an all-time high. Even now, three years since the financial crisis, we see the banking community prestige continuing to slip. Almost 40% of Americans have “no confidence” in banks.

Home Workers Continue To Expand

Nearly 1-in-4 workers in the U.S. are now working at home at least part of the time, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Most of them (64.2%) are self-employed, but 23.1% of full time (9-to-5 day) workers also take work home. And people with college degrees (36.1%) are working, at least part-time, from home as well.

Consumers Bombarded With Credit-Card Offers

Earn more than $75,000? Is your credit score more than 720 (in the top third on the 850-point scale)? Than you have probably noticed national credit-card companies are dangling the goodies at you, even though you probably have plenty of plastic already. In the first quarter of 2011 credit-card companies mailed 1.4 billion offers for new credit cards — that’s a jump of 69%, from 826 million a year earlier!

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Richard C. Cook Selected As Keynote Speaker For IRTA’s International Convention

The International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) has announced that the renowned monetary-reformist Richard C. Cook will be the keynote speaker at this year’s convention. IRTA’s 32nd Annual International Convention will be held at the spectacular Aventura Spa Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, from September 19 thru 21, 2011.

Cook, the author of “We Hold These Truths - The Hope of Monetary Reform,” will speak on the topic of “Humanity vs. Monetary Power: Barter and Other Choices for the 21st Century.”

Cook was a policy analyst for the U.S. government from 1970 to 1986, including service with White House Consumer Office and NASA. From 1986 until 2007 he was a Project Manager for the U.S. Treasury Department. In 1990, Cook received the Cavallo Foundation Award for Moral Courage in business and Government for his testimony before the Rogers Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of 1986, in which he was instrumental in exposing the real story behind the faulty O-rings that caused the rocket boosters to fail.

Richard C. Cook is one of the many outstanding authors, scholars and barter industry experts that will be speaking at this year at IRTA’s annual convention. These are important times for the barter industry and the global economy. Come to the convention to learn, network, increase your trading and make your business better. Space is limited, so early registration is suggested.

For more information call Executive Director Ron Whitney at (757) 393-2292 or e-mail ron@irta.com.

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Pittsburgh’s Green Apple Barter Announces Annual Trade Show

Green Apple Barter Services, one of the nation’s largest independent trade exchange network, announced its annual trade show will be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

Green Apple is working with the city’s new Consol Energy Center to provide a unique venue, sure to again attract thousands of participants. Aside from networking, buying and selling, attendees will be invited to skate on the ice and take advantage of photo opportunities in Pittsburgh’s newest arena.

Last year’s event was held at the Pittsburgh Convention Center, coinciding with the International Reciprocal Trade Associations annual meeting which gathered representatives from over 42 barter exchanges across the globe. This year will again showcase businesses of all sizes.

For more information click here.


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Experiencing Stress On The Job?

For people with jobs, times are tough with 77% claiming that at least one thing at the office is causing them stress, according to a poll released by the private educational company Everest College.

Cause of stress:                        Percent:

Low pay                                          14%

Commute                                       11%

Workload                                         9%

Fear of losing job                           9%

Annoying coworkers                      8%

Job not chosen career                  5%

Boss                                               5%

Poor work/life balance                 5%

No advancement opportunity      4%

Poor working conditions             2%

Other                                             6%

Nothing stresses me                 21%

Don’t know/refused                     2%


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