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No need to go out on a limb to find a business story in Christmas trees . ("Christmas Tree Sale" by Patrick Lentz via flickr CC BY 2.0)

Oh, Christmas trees! Ideas for business stories

With the holiday season around the corner, the economic impact of Christmas trees is a timely business story. The industry has evolved profoundly over the last 100 years. Originally cut

Story ideas for covering ‘Christmas creep’

It used to be that department stores waited until Oct. 1 before putting up their holiday decorations and stocking shelves with gift items. But, as Stuart Elliott writes on Media

Entertaining Business: Christmas movies and money

On the surface, Christmas movies may be bits of heartwarming fluff that we turn to every year, but given the way they often accurately portray the economic struggles of their time, it is

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Earning power of a World Cup win

The United States Women’s National Team did more than just establish itself as the dominant force in international soccer with its World Cup victory on Sunday. The women set themselves up

Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA President

It’s been less than a week since FIFA President Sepp Blatter was elected to a fifth term leading soccer’s international governing body, but he announced Tuesday that he will resign from the position,

Soccer’s new labor deal

Baseball players and owners regularly tangle. So do hockey players and owners. And, last week, it looked like Major League Soccer might lock out its players. But, 50 hours before

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How natural disasters affect property taxes

Natural disasters can cause millions of dollars in damage. The tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011 caused about $2.8 billion in property damage. Those who do not have property

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