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Office Depot, Inc. Small Business Index Finds 1 In 3 Owners Cannot Break Away For A Vacation This Summer

With the official start of summer under way, one-third of small to medium-sized business owners (SMBs) say they will not be able to take a vacation this year, according to the latest Small Business Index conducted by Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax.

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