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Lease or buy: That's the (car) question

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Choosing whether to lease or to buy a car can be an intimidating, confusing decision. Knowing some basic issues can make consumers' choices easier to navigate. Read more »

May 17, 2015

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States saying 'no' to cities seeking to regulate businesses

Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it. So Dan Shaul turned to his state legislator— himself... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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New schedules from television networks show trends

Television's next big hit may have been revealed during last week's annual orgy of schedule presentations to advertisers by the biggest networks. Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's a window into cultural attitudes about money

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You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal. Read more »

May 16, 2015

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McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

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In its international and domestic markets, McDonald's sales and profits are declining. The rest of the quick-service industry is doing fine. Why McDonald's? Why have all its recent marketing... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Marketing Amish-made furniture online

Jim Miller and his wife, Linse, have found a unique business niche, one that makes perfect sense when you think of Sarasota as a southern outpost for the nation's Amish and Mennonite communities. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Did the recession make us happier?

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The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation, even when it comes to mental health. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: How to make remodeling a smart investment

When selling a home, you should be concerned with two general audiences: The first is the appraiser and the bank, and the other audience is the buyers. Your remodel should appeal to both audiences... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'

When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

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With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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One important part of a community that cultivates upward mobility

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New research indicates that easier access to transportation could be a vital step in eliminating poverty. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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What's the happiest country in the world? It depends on how you define happiness

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New studies reveal competing visions for what defines our happiness. Europeans self report being happier, but Latin Americans smile and laugh more. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Tyson Downs: 7 reasons your business isn't growing like you want it

If your business isn't growing like you want it to, then it probably has at least one of these seven problems. How many of these problems does your business have? Read more »

May 9, 2015

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Stephen Colbert just made a lot of teachers in South Carolina very happy

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The former (and future) late-night host has just shown his home state how much he values public education. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Taylor Cotterell: Should your company hire a rock star? Yankee fans wouldn't

According to researchers, star executive talent may not be as easily transferrable as organizations believe. What companies need to know to help ensure the perfect fit. Read more »

May 6, 2015

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This powerful poem on dreams is not your typical sixth-grader's poem

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A sixth-grader from Kenya shares a rousing poem about dreams of a better life. "I have a dream to never fail," Eunice Akoth, who is either 10 or 12 years old, announced during the recitation of her... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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What does a Dutch cereal farm have to teach us about overpopulation?

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Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem is overhyped. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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How high taxes and regulation are killing one of the most prosperous states in the nation

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Upstate New York, the portion that lies beyond the New York metropolitan area, has become “The Land That Time Forgot,” a broad swathe of depressed cities and low-profit farmlands. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Budding chocolate industry may put Utah on culinary map

With five new artisan chocolate businesses slated to get underway some are predicting that Utah could become the center of the nation's chocolate world. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2013

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