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Ongoing Ferguson strife highlights economic, business concerns elsewhere
The ongoing civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., sparked by the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown, seems a bit of [...]
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Tackle a fantasy football story on any business beat
With both professional football and college football about to kick off their 2014 seasons, the myriad  businesses that depend on [...]
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Business journalism after the robot invasion
This summer the Associated Press began deploying computers rather than people to write quarterly corporate earnings stories. This robotic journalism [...]
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Businesses beyond retail chalk up back-to-school sales
It’s axiomatic that back-to-school season is good business for apparel and footwear sellers, purveyors of pencils and gadget suppliers. But [...]
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Retailers delight as people throw showers for all occasions
Oh, the weather outside may be delightful, but to some the forecast is frightful:  Never-ending showers. The gift-giving type, that [...]
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Quirky business features: Carnies, damsels, scams and beer
It’s been a month or so since the last edition of Quicktips and those scraps of paper are piling up [...]
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