Manufacturing | Large companies

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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Parched: Drought issues ripple out to consumers, growers, small businesses
With dry conditions or outright drought  plaguing a significant section of the United States,  it beats me why TV weather [...]
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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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