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Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book

2016 Brings About Layoffs to a Variety of Industries

From tobacco to alcohol, with brand names that have incurred huge amounts of cash

Calling All Entrepreneurs: Creating “Buzz” For Your Brands

  Calling All Entrepreneurs: Creating “Buzz” For Your Brands by Amy Lignor   This is 2016. This is an election year. “Shark Tank” is a top show on television. And more than ever people want to be entrepreneurs; be in business for themselves and make some money. But even after all this time in the […]

Feds Eyeing a Crackdown on Predatory Payday Lenders

  Feds Eyeing a Crackdown on Predatory Payday Lenders By Burt Carey The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing new regulations designed to place limits on excessively high-interest loans issued by short-term lenders. The CFPB proposal would require so-called payday lenders to prove borrowers have an ability to repay a loan by the time […]

Budweiser Replaces its Logo with America Through Election Day

  Budweiser Replaces its Logo with America Through Election Day By Burt Carey In a nod toward patriotism seldom seen in corporate circles these days, Budweiser has refashioned its 12-ounce cans and bottles with an iconic name, America. The country’s biggest-selling brew has replaced its name for the summer season and will continue the promotion […]

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median […]

Small Brand – Huge Idea

  Small Brand – Huge Idea by Amy Lignor   Big business will consistently state that although they are trying to make their products more environmentally safe, or trying to become more eco-friendly, the proof they are doing so remains slim to none. To be fair, there are various industries, such as the lodging industry, […]

Tips for Building a Farm Pond

  Tips for Building a Farm Pond By Burt Carey Growing up in rural Northern California, my two brothers and I were blessed to have a down-the-road neighbor who allowed us to fish in his farm pond just about anytime we wanted. It came to be known to us as Jack’s Lake. The pond sat […]

Wyoming Landowner Wins Battle With EPA Over Stock Pond

  Wyoming Landowner Wins Battle With EPA Over Stock Pond By Burt Carey All Andy Johnson wanted was a small pond to provide water for his cattle. What he got was a $16 million fine from the Environmental Protection Agency. Johnson, a professional welder who owns a 9-acre cattle farm in Fort Bridger, Wyo., received […]

Takata Air Bag Recall Could Affect 40 Million U.S. Vehicles

  Takata Air Bag Recall Could Affect 40 Million U.S. Vehicles By Burt Carey Safety air bags on as many as 40 million U.S. automobiles are on the Takata Corporation’s short list for recalls, according to published reports this week. The Japanese air bag manufacturer has been under pressure by U.S. transportation officials to replace […]