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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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Racetrack accident highlights pros and cons for corporate sports sponsors
It’s been a rough stretch for corporate sponsors of sporting events, who’ve had to react to public relations fiascos ranging [...]
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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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Behind the big breakup: newspapers, broadcast properties go separate ways
For the past quarter-century, big media companies have been on a tear to get even bigger. For publishers, that meant [...]
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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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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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