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Companies woo consumers as cable alternatives expand

As the season of self-indulgence draws near to a close, many consumers who splurged over the summer

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Covering Your Local Economy: Self-guided training

“Covering Your Local Economy” was first offered on Aug. 21, 2013, as part of the Asian

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More on mobile food trends: food trucks

Another season of the Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race” debuts on Aug. 18, and while

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Seasonal creep, chronic returners and early Halloween

Here’s another offering from the “too good to get away” list, of story ideas, resources and

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Local used-goods scene reflects economy

If you’ve been hankering to do a story on the second-hand economy, used goods or tag

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Ramadan can spark local Islam-related consumer stories

The celebration of the end of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month,  is coming up this week, and

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Employment rises, but older workers face job hurdles

With the monthly Employment Situation report due out Friday from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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Tips from freelance journalist Megan Kamerick

From real estate and economic development to tourism and the creative economy, Megan Kamerick has dabbled

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Christmas in July: Sales bells for retailers and restaurants?

The year 2013 does seem to be flying by at top speed, but a “Black Friday”

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The importance of language to job seekers

“Si yo puedo hacer lo, usted puede hacerlo. “ That’s the tagline (“If I can do it, you

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