Surprising & Undercover Performers during the Recession

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3/8/10 1. Home Gardening Research by Atlee Burpee , the world's biggest seed company, found that $50 of seeds and fertilizer can yield $1,250 worth of produce. Green thumbs agree: Sales at Burpee are expected to jump 25 percent in 2009, while veggie seed sales at Park Seed are up 20 percent this year from 2008. And a National Gardening
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3/8/10 2. Hollywood The number of subscribers to Netflix, the DVD delivery service, climbed 26 percent in the fourth quarter from the same time last year. That helped put the company's revenue up 19 percent from the previous year. And according to industry researcher Media by Numbers, 2009's box office sales are tracking 16.5 percent
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Unformatted text preview: 3/8/10 3. Bodice Rippers (Romance Novels) • Harlequin, the world's biggest publisher of series romance, saw North American sales rise $3 million in 2008's fourth quarter from a year earlier. Other escapist literature also has done well: Although most book sales were flat or down in February 2009 from the year before, a spokesperson for the Borders book 3/8/10 4. Condom Makers (Anti-Contraceptives) • Whether for at-home entertainment or to try to stave off the cost of a baby in trying times, condom sales rose 6 percent in January from the year before. "If people don't have the money to go out to a fancy dinner or are looking to cut back, Trojan gives them some real affordable ways to stay in and make some great...
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course FIN 3403 taught by Professor Keys during the Spring '10 term at Florida Southern College.

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