Personal finance

Silver and gold: precious metals, price swings

Silver and gold, silver and gold…It’s quite the refrain this season and not just in the

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‘Tis the season for hunting, fishing business stories

Deer hunting season is under way or about to be in many regions, making this a

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How will low interest rates impact savers, spenders?

Savers got another blow last week from the Federal Reserve board of governors when Chairman Ben

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Try these auto sales story ideas

The monthly new-vehicle sales reports are due out from automakers on Sept. 4, and expected to

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Reporting early on the holiday retail sales season

We are a little more than five months away from the most crucial week in retailing,

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Jobs beat: The outlook at temporary staffing agencies

Looking for a new way to tackle the jobs story? Try a fresh look at the

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What businesses win in bathing suit season?

As bathing suit season looms, I’ve noticed a second wave of the weight-loss and exercise ads

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How are price-conscious consumers impacting retail?

I felt a little scooped when I looked at The New York Times on Wednesday because

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Who profits from the business of spring break?

With post-Mardi Gras headaches barely a thing of the past for Fat Tuesday revelers, it’s now

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From voucher vultures to TaskRabbits: tough times

There was a fascinating article in the New York Times the other day about the limits

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