Economy

Finding local ties to the new Fortune 500 ranking

The 2013 edition of Fortune’s ranking of the top 500 U.S. companies hits the street today.   And

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Tragedies that spawn merchandise and consumer goods

We’ve seen this before, but it always raises eyebrows when it happens:  companies and entrepreneurs rushing

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Finding who benefits from rising disability claims

You may already have seen the intriguing NPR report on Social Security disability claims, “Unfit for

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The business of Easter: From clothing sales to Peeps

Easter is little more than a week away, and some reports predict a lackluster selling season

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Rookie mistakes and how to avoid them

There’s no polite way to say this so I’ll just be blunt. Too much business journalism

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Retail angles: Weak sales, struggling big-box stores

Like the ghosts of Christmas past, I’ve been haunted the last few weeks by the names

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Presidential Chia Heads, other election merchandise

OK, when presidential candidates start appearing on Chia pet kits, you know the moment is ripe for

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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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California’s Cap-and-Trade Law – What You Need to Know: Online, Oct. 29

The Particulars When: Noon or 4 p.m. ET Oct. 29, 2012 Where: Online Instructor: Matthew Kahn,

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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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