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Technology overthrows another industry

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Making a comfortable living in the old world of book publishing might be over, as technology radically changes the business. Continue Reading Technology overthrows another industry

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What GOP pledge means to small business

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Republicans in Congress announced “A Pledge to America” on Sept. 23 in an effort to unify around a set of ideas heading into the November elections. But what does this pledge mean for small businesses and their employees, for entrepreneurship, and for the investors who supply businesses with the capital needed to start up, build,… Continue Reading What GOP pledge means to small business

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Policymakers prolonging recession

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During the 1980 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan said, “Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.” Continue Reading Policymakers prolonging recession

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U.S. needs less government to thrive

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Two fundamental myths about government desperately need to be debunked for the well-being of the U.S. economy in the near term and over the long haul. Myth #1: Government spending will boost — or “stimulate” — the economy. This mistaken idea has been floating around political circles for at least eight decades. At the start… Continue Reading U.S. needs less government to thrive

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Baseball is America’s national pastime. There’s nothing like catching a game at the ballpark. But when it comes to sports on television, the U.S. is all about football. And the NFL season kicks off Sept. 9 on NBC, with a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and the eventual Super… Continue Reading Business lessons from the NFL: Favre, Tebow and the Steelers

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People generally are pretty darn cranky these days. It doesn’t matter if you look at surveys of consumers, investors, small business owners, or voters. Crankiness appears widespread. And who can blame them? The economy struggles to emerge from one of the longest and deepest recessions since the Great Depression, and job creation is nonexistent. Let’s… Continue Reading Cranky views among consumers, investors, entrepreneurs and voters

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