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The Australian sharemarket is expected to open around one per cent lower today after US stocks fell due to fresh concerns about the financial stability of the eurozone.
CommSec economist Craig James says Australian stocks will trade in line with the US in the absence of domestic leads.
Mr James predicts stocks with overseas exposure, such as Westfield, Billabong and CSL, will all benefit from a weaker Australian dollar.
On Friday the Australian share market finished flat, with the benchmark SP/ASX200 7.6 points, or 0.17 per cent, higher at 4,508.1 points, while the broader All Ords was up 3.6 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 4,565 points.
The Australian dollar was trading at 105.23 US cents.

Hurley and Billabong have joined forces with Events NSW on behalf of the New South Wales Government today to announce a brand new global event for Sydney, the Australian Open of Surfing, sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP). The event, set to take place at Sydney’s iconic Manly Beach 11 – 19 February 2012 is a global, multifaceted youth and sporting event that will showcase the best in surfing, skate, music, fashion and art with an expected spectator audience of 125,000.
The Australian Open of Surfing is an extension of the world’s largest action sports festival, the US Open of Surfing. The annual event held at Huntington Beach, California, celebrates inclusion and creativity while inspiring the next generation of athletes and artists.
Bob Hurley, Chairman and Founder of Hurley International, and Derek O’Neill, CEO of Billabong International, spoke about their collaborative vision for the event. They were joined by surfing greats including two time World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning and [...]

Centralia outlet shops thriving

Květen 30th, 2011

Inside the Coach store, clusters of women and teenage girls hover and jostle as they pore over the selection of high-end purses than run $400 and upward.
Behind the four open registers, lines are at least five-deep, shoppers patiently waiting with a purse or two — or more — in hand.
Salespeople wander and chat, noting that there’s no sale or special event to bring in so many customers. Just a typical day at Coach’s factory outlet mall store in Centralia, where the average shopper might drop a few hundred dollars in one stop — and where, according to the associates, there are usually at least a few dozen customers on a slow day, and 10 times that on weekends and during sales.
The situation is the same at most of the 30-plus stores at the mall, where total revenue rose 20 percent from 2009 to 2010, said marketing and property manager Renata Johnson. There’s a new Christopher & Banks women’s clothing store [...]

Barra Da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro/ Brazil — The ASP Top 17 kicked off the opening day of
Billabong Rio Pro competition at the main event site of Barra Da Tijuca in clean two-to-three
foot (1 metre) surf. Today’s highlights saw the ASP Women’s World Tour’s top seeds donate top
performances to complete Rounds 1 and 2 before competition was called off due to deteriorating
conditions in the afternoon.
Stop No. 5 of 7 of the ASP Women’s World Title Season, the Billabong Rio Pro plays a vital role
in deciding the 2011 ASP Women’s World Champion.
Tyler Wright (AUS), 17, who is currently sitting at No. 3 in her rookie year on the ASP Women’s
World Tour, built momentum throughout her Round 1 heat by jumping out to a quick start on
smaller inside waves before belting an 8.77 (out of 10) with a flurry of forehand turns on a
right-hander to earn the day’s highest single-wave score. The win relegated [...]

A 2005 Midland High School graduate, Jake Howison, recently launched Helo LLC, a performance apparel company focused on meeting the needs of specialty markets, such as boardshort undergarments.
“The idea came to me when I was wake-boarding with a group of friends, and the guys were talking about not having anything comfortable and fast-drying to wear under their boardshorts,” Howison said. “I looked at it as an opportunity to introduce a solution that met athletic needs for performance — including durability, breathability and comfort, while also offering style and sustainability too.”
Howison, who holds a marketing degree from Michigan State University, first conducted market research and focus groups to verify demand for a new solution. “Compression shorts are too tight, and other options are too loose and take too much time to dry,” he said. “The door was open for me to introduce the premier undershort for boardshorts.”
He formed Helo LLC, prepared a marketing plan and began a search for quick-drying materials [...]

The Frugal Family

Březen 10th, 2011

Stock up on grocery essentials this week and beat the supermarket madness. Walgreens has the basics at super low prices now through Saturday. All Kellogg’s brand cereals are $1.99 including Pop-tarts. Hot buys include 99-cent dinner brands such as Banquet, Budget Gourmet, Fast Bites and Jose Ole Chimichangas, which is an easy and quick dinner for you and the family.
CoffeeMate is on sale this week at buy one, get one free and Ocean Spray juices are at two for $5. Household items are marked down as well at Walgreens as Swiffer products are 25 percent off, and a wide selection of household cleaners are buy one get one free such as Fantastik, Windex, Lysol and Scrubbing Bubbles. All Garnier Fructis hair care products are buy one, get one 1/2 off, and the same goes for all Axe products. Colgate dental care items, including toothpaste are BOGO. Treat or prevent allergies and colds with Walgreens brand medications for buy one, get [...]

The beach-ready guy

Březen 4th, 2011

Here in the tropics, summer means one thing: the beach! When going to any fine white-sand destination in the country, very few things are required. Everything else can be found at the resorts, anyway. Since it is reported that the sunny season will be very short this year, we have to be prepared to hit the beach whenever the weather forecast is favorable. Leave the hours upon hours of over-packing to the girls; guys should only be concerned about the basics. Here are some stylish options:
Beach apparel—Folded & Hung came out with beach garb early this year. Pick from a quirky and slightly hippie selection of boardshorts for frolicking under the sun and in and out of the water. Also check out Billabong’s new Bob Marley line that features retro-ish boardshorts with the reggae legend’s likeness printed on them. Another design has the trademark rasta colors of gold, green and red. A range of beach-friendly items like tanktops, beanies and [...]