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Consumer Confidence Near Record High in May

May 30, 2000 by · Leave a Comment 

Consumer confidence surged in May to a near-record level despite a volatile stock market and higher interest rates, according to The Conference Board, a non-profit business membership and research organization. “With unemployment at a 30-year low and the short-term Conference Board forecast projecting favorable labor market conditions, confidence is expected to remain strong through the summer,” said Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board’s Consumer Research Center. The percentage... Read more

Consumer Confidence Near Record High in May

May 30, 2000 by · Leave a Comment 

Consumer confidence surged in May to a near-record level despite a volatile stock market and higher interest rates, according to The Conference Board, a non-profit business membership and research organization. “With unemployment at a 30-year low and the short-term Conference Board forecast projecting favorable labor market conditions, confidence is expected to remain strong through the summer,” said Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board’s Consumer Research Center. The percentage... Read more

KOA to Cater to Web Surfers

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Internet aficionados will soon be able to surf the Web at more than 100 Kampgrounds of America (KOA) facilities, according to Darwin Networks, the company hired to provide high-speed Internet access to public kiosks on KOA campgrounds. “KOA’s association with Darwin Networks has, thus far, proven to be a giant step towards our goal of providing our camping customers with Internet connectivity while they’re away from home and office on a camping trip,” said Dave Nusbaum, vice president... Read more

KOA to Cater to Web Surfers

May 30, 2000 by · Leave a Comment 

Internet aficionados will soon be able to surf the Web at more than 100 Kampgrounds of America (KOA) facilities, according to Darwin Networks, the company hired to provide high-speed Internet access to public kiosks on KOA campgrounds. “KOA’s association with Darwin Networks has, thus far, proven to be a giant step towards our goal of providing our camping customers with Internet connectivity while they’re away from home and office on a camping trip,” said Dave Nusbaum, vice president... Read more

Spartan Motors to Pay Special Dividend

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Diesel pusher chassis supplier Spartan Motors Inc. announced today it will pay a special 7 cents a share dividend on July 7. The special dividend will be payable to shareholders of record as of June 7. Additionally, Spartan Motors announced that it has repurchased 942,000 of its owns shares for an average of $4.13 a share. The company is authorized to buy-back up to 2 million of its own shares. The 942,000 shares were purchased in open market transactions. Spartan Motors also announced today that... Read more

Spartan Motors to Pay Special Dividend

May 30, 2000 by · Leave a Comment 

Diesel pusher chassis supplier Spartan Motors Inc. announced today it will pay a special 7 cents a share dividend on July 7. The special dividend will be payable to shareholders of record as of June 7. Additionally, Spartan Motors announced that it has repurchased 942,000 of its owns shares for an average of $4.13 a share. The company is authorized to buy-back up to 2 million of its own shares. The 942,000 shares were purchased in open market transactions. Spartan Motors also announced today that... Read more

Most RV Stocks Continue Moving Lower

May 26, 2000 by · Leave a Comment 

Most RV stocks continued on a downward trend Friday while the broader markets were basically unchanged. The Dow Jones Industrial average slipped 24.68 points, or 0.2%, while the Nasdaq composite index was basically unchanged Friday. Here is a round up of RV company stock moves on Friday: Fleetwood declined 3/16 to close at 14 1/8 Winnebago declined 3/16 to close at 14 9/16 Thor gained 1/2 to close at 23 3/8 Coachmen declined 1/8 to close at 12 11/16 Monaco declined 3/8 to close at 14 7/16 National... Read more

Most RV Stocks Continue Moving Lower

May 26, 2000 by · Leave a Comment 

Most RV stocks continued on a downward trend Friday while the broader markets were basically unchanged. The Dow Jones Industrial average slipped 24.68 points, or 0.2%, while the Nasdaq composite index was basically unchanged Friday. Here is a round up of RV company stock moves on Friday: Fleetwood declined 3/16 to close at 14 1/8 Winnebago declined 3/16 to close at 14 9/16 Thor gained 1/2 to close at 23 3/8 Coachmen declined 1/8 to close at 12 11/16 Monaco declined 3/8 to close at 14 7/16 National... Read more

RVDA Warns About Company-Owned Stores

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) is suggesting that its members be concerned about the possibility of RV manufacturers buying RV dealerships. In a memo recently faxed to its members, the RVDA said laws were passed in seven states so far this year allowing RV manufacturers to own RV dealerships. The states are Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington. Now, a total of 20 states allow RV manufacturers to own RV dealerships. Similar legislation was pending... Read more

Spartan Motors’ Rally Approaches

May 26, 2000 by · Leave a Comment 

The owners of more than 350 diesel engine motorhomes will gather next week for the 11th annual Spartan Motors Chassis Club Rally. The event will take place near the Spartan Motors Inc. headquarters in Charlotte, Mich. Spartan Motors is a supplier of diesel pusher Class A motorhome chassis. The gathering will be at the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, located between Lansing and Battle Creek. The rally, which will take place from Wednesday (May 30) through Friday (June 2), will also serve as... Read more

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