Tag "Melissa Preddy"

Will merger affect local discount stores?

Buzzing around on a little road trip recently, I was intrigued by the number of dollar

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Explaining global turmoil through business lens

The growing drumbeat of global strife and spate of recent air disasters is casting a gloomier

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Prisoners as consumers: Behind bars is big business

We write a lot about consumer demographics, from college students to young parents to Baby Boomers

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Fandom and Comi-Cons are ripe for financial stories

What’s a multi-billion industry that draws celebrities, corporate exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of free-spending enthusiasts

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Microsoft layoff news prompts a look at job cuts

Word last week that Microsoft will be jettisoning 18,000 workers raises the specter of mass layoffs,

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Do $7 billion deals like Citigroup’s help consumers?

This week’s announcement of a federal government settlement with another major mortgage lender is reviving buzz

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Finger-food trends are replacing cupcakes .. or are they?

The headline-making saga of the Crumbs Bake Shop company – the cupcake chain that closed all

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Road building is local business

The federal Highway Trust Fund is projected to run out of money on August 1.   Congress

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Fresh peg on new domain names

Looking for a business story that spans the corporate world, small companies and even consumers &

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Retailers woo holiday spenders earlier

How are we spending our summer vacation?   Prepping for back-to-school, Thanksgiving and Christmas, if the displays

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