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Storm Damage Could Cause Ripple Effect

Hurricanes and other natural disasters rarely have a large and long-lasting effect on the economy, but Katrina could be an exception. While most storms have only a regional impact, Katrina could be the rare beast that has national or even international consequences,...

RVers Flee Katrina, Camp at Fair Grounds

Recreational vehicles jammed the Louisiana State Fair Grounds in Shreveport as Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast Monday (Aug. 29), according to a report in the Shreveport Tribune. Many of the RVers, including Bobby and Betty Vega, were making calls to...

Thor Listed Among Forbes' Top Mid-caps

Thor Industries Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio, was recently ranked No. 15 out of the 100 Best Mid-cap Stocks by Forbes Magazine. Forbes defines mid-cap companies as having a market capitalization between $1 billion and $4 billion. During the past year, Thor reached a...

RV Rental Companies Enjoy Strong Year

The impact of high gasoline prices has bypassed the recreational vehicle rental market, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Rentals by Americans are up 22% this year over 2004, said Bob Calderone, assistant vice president of marketing for Cruise America in...