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Covering Independence Day trend stories

CBD dog treat sales surge around fireworks season Any pet owner will tell you, loud noises are terrifying to the vast majority of cats and dogs. In fact, around holidays

Covering Pride Month and the LGBTQIA community

June is Pride Month, a celebration of the queer community. Former President Barack Obama proclaimed June to be Pride Month in 2014, a year after the administration struck down key

Localizing the worldwide helium shortage

Helium is the second-most common element in the universe. Not to burst anyone’s bubble, but experts warn that the world’s helium supply could run out within ten years. Is this

Kon Mari: A fresh angle on spring cleaning stories

Earlier this year, as Japanese organizing expert Marie Kondo moved her popular KonMari method from best-selling book to Netflix sensation, donations poured into Goodwill and Salvation Army. With spring cleaning in

The business of subscription boxes

Blue Apron, Ipsy, Dollar Shave Club, Book of the Month, Stitch Fix, BarkBox: What do they all have in common? They’re part of the rising trend of subscription boxes, delivered

Alert readers to growing cellphone fraud scams

With millions of U.S. consumers using digital devices to pay bills and shop online, clever crooks have figured out a new scam: Stealing personal data to open up phony cellphone

Say goodbye to that fancy marble countertop

Here’s a business story that hits close to home. President Trump’s trade war with China has increased the prices of homebuilding and home renovation materials in the U.S. by 10%—and

The spending power of Americans with disabilities

Americans with disabilities are often overlooked for their purchasing power. According to a 2010 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, one in five Americans have a disability. That number equates

The #MeToo movement and everyday industries, Part 2

This is a continuation of last week’s post.  Retail Workers Compared to other industries, the Center for American Progress found that retail workers filed 13.44 percent of sexual harassment charges

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Covering the business of kids’ birthday parties

While children’s birthday parties used to be modest affairs with grocery store cakes and homemade party favors, some parents now splurge on elaborate birthday celebrations, even for one-year-olds. Maybe it’s

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