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...plant for the season: the colorful poinsettia, a native of Central America and the floral decoration for Christmas. A large seller of the bloom, Initial Tropical Plants Inc. of Riverwoods, Ill., says its orders rose nearly 10 percent over last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/25/bus_35706.shtml
Business
Long Term Care Insurance a growing option

...ought to take personal responsibility," said Steve Wnuk, vice president of marketing for Milwaukee-based Fortis, a large seller of long-term care policies. "This will make long-term care insurance move from being a cutting edge benefit to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/06/bus_249359.shtml
Business
Motor scooters gaining popularity in U.S.

...invites you to jump on it and go," Christopher said. Dwight Turner, owner of GS MotorWorks in Frisco, Texas, a large seller of imported motor scooters from China, attributed the fad in part to rising gasoline prices and the coming of age of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/24/liv_4415.shtml
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