Clover Environmental Solutions Acquires America’s Remanufacturing Company

Clover Environmental Solutions (Clover), a provider of sustainable lifecycle management services and solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of all operating assets of America’s Remanufacturing Company (ARC), a returns management and remanufacturing solutions company servicing OEMs, distributors, and retailers.

Headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, ARC is the only vertically integrated lifecycle management company in North America to offer end-to-end returns management solutions, including receiving and processing, remanufacturing, technical services, recycling, and re-commerce. ARC services an expansive portfolio of product categories, including small home appliances, small consumer electronics, floor care, home comfort, powered hand tools, and outdoor power equipment.

To read the full announcement, visit the Yahoo Finance website.


Your Boss Has a Plan to Get You Back to the Office

The pandemic is over, yet Covid’s effect on white-collar work remains: People love working from home, it turns out, and corporations have been unable to get folks back in the office full time.

But times are changing. Again. Businesses are stuck with trillions of dollars of commercial real estate they need to use. And they might be able to do just that as they regain the upper hand over their employees later in 2023 when the job market slows.

Office and retail property valuations have been falling since the Covid-19 pandemic brought about lower occupancy rates and changes in where people work. Some firms have now made the decision to permanently downsize. The Fed’s efforts to fight inflation by raising interest rates have also hurt the credit-dependent industry.

But supply and demand are starting to even out: National demand for office space in the US in May was up 13% from April. That’s still down 13% for the year and down 48% from pre-Covid levels, according to data from CBRE Global Commercial Real Estate Services. But it’s a spark of good news for the industry.

How are businesses getting employees back in the office? A combination of carrots and sticks: more at-home-like amenities combined with fewer options for workers. Before the Bell spoke with Nick Romito, CEO and founder of VTS, a real-estate technology firm which manages more than 60% of the most expensive office space in the United States, to discuss.

To read the full article, visit the MSN website. 


Staples Introduces Tech Total Support Protection Plans

Staples announced the launch of their Total Support Plans to provide customers with access to 24/7/365 computer support. The new plans were developed to protect customers from the unplanned: viruses, identity theft, crashed laptops, accidents, and more, with a live agent available at any time of day. Customers who purchase a new computer at Staples or have an existing computer can select from one of three plans which all include varying levels of hardware and software protection and daily maintenance with no hidden fees. Here is an overview of the three plans:

Total Support – Starting at $199.99 this plan includes:

  • 2 years of computer protection and tech support
  • 1 year of McAfee® Antivirus protection
  • Setup and optimization with data transfer, program installation and more
  • Unlimited virus removals
  • 24/7/365 Tech Help
  • Professional data recovery
  • McAfee® Secure VPN
  • Access to digital videos on tech tutorials and more

Total Support Plus – Starting at $349.99, this plan includes everything in Total Support, as well as:

  • 2 years of accidental damage from handling such as drops, spills and cracked screens for new laptops
  • 2 years of McAfee® Antivirus protection

Total Support Max – Starting at $399.99 this plan includes everything in Total Support Plus, as well as:

  • Up to 4 years of computer protection and accidental damage from handling such as drops, spills and cracked screens for new laptops
  • Identity theft protection that monitors site and alerts for fraud to protect your identity
  • Identity restoration with up to $1M in identity theft coverage and hands-on restoration assistance

To learn more, visit the Staples website. 

To read the full announcement, visit the Yahoo Finance website.