Manufacturing | Large companies

Will Family Dollar-Dollar Tree merger affect the local discount store scene?
Buzzing around on a little road trip recently, I was intrigued by the number of dollar stores occupying prime real [...]
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Helping readers make business sense of global turmoil
The growing drumbeat of global strife and spate of recent air disasters is casting a gloomier pall over economies worldwide, [...]
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Prisoners as consumers: Behind bars is some big business
We write a lot about consumer demographics, from college students to young parents to Baby Boomers – but there’s one [...]
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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, a frequent occurrence several [...]
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Fresh peg on new domain names: “dot-vodka,” “dot-Christmas,” “dot-fail”
Looking for a business story that spans the corporate world, small companies and even consumers & personal finance? The 2014 [...]
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Does the summer home sales bounce help furniture dealers, related industries?
With existing home sales for May posting their best gain since 2011, as USA Today reports, and this week’s new [...]
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