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The recently-released forecast from the National Retail Federation is a good indication that music fans will be purchasing more products, novelty items and services from their favorite bands and musicians in 2012. Member Desk is the perfect application for bands, musicians and other music industry professionals looking to create an engaging and exciting online environment where subscribers can purchase products, view videos and images, listen to audio tracks, learn about upcoming tour dates, and much more. A recently-released report from the National Retail Federation that predicts a 3.4 percent increase in retail sales this year reinforces the notion that

SAN FRANCISCO -- PetSmart Inc. late Wednesday said its third-quarter profit jumped 23% to $45.6 million, or 38 cents a share, from $38.1 million, or 31 cents a share, in the same quarter last year. Revenue for the Phoenix, Ariz.-based company rose 7.2% to $1.4 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet expected PetSmart to earn 38 cents a share on revenue of $1.38 billion. The pet retail and services company said it raised its 2010 earnings per share guidance from a previous range of $1.91 to $1.99 to its current expectations of $1.96 to $2. Copyright © 2010 MarketWatch,

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