Personal finance

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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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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August is the month for getting thrifty, counting resales
Over the weekend a neighbor hefted a brightly-colored plastic outdoor play set and proudly noted that it had been a [...]
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Will Santa’s sleigh be full of drones this year?
OK, it’s the first week in August and I’m going to go on record as predicting one of the hot [...]
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