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Jewish Mother Stands Up Against the Trans Pacific Partnership

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.14.2017 | Business
Judy Frankel

After I gave a few examples of how the TPP can ruin the lives of Americans, (which I recorded), I admonished the young man from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his dereliction of duty in laying out the whole truth.

Can Shopping Local Save Detroit?

Amanda Gregory | Posted 04.22.2015 | Detroit
Amanda Gregory

If there is one thing in abundance in Detroit, it's saviors. From financiers to philanthropists to entrepreneurs, we have as many saviors as we do vacant lots. As a recovering participant in the "save Detroit" movement, let me tell you there is no one person, no one plan, no one answer for Detroit. And, more importantly Detroit doesn't need to be saved.

Possibility Pods on Winter Solstice 2014

Grove Harris | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion
Grove Harris

Winter solstice is a time to honor the dark, and also celebrate the returning light.

5 Easy Steps Toward Sustainability

Gwen Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Gwen Edwards

Only 8 percent of food grown in Hawaii is consumed here. Why are we paying the rest of the world to feed us when we could do it ourselves?

New York Restaurants Pledge To Buy Local

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.21.2013 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo's office released a statement Saturday listing dozens of New York State restaurants that have signed the "Pride of New York Pled...

Just What the Shutdown Needs - Tequila!

Molly Blake | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Molly Blake

I'm writing about how we can turn the shutdown around and make our country better in spite of it. And it requires just a bit of tequila.

How to Be a Good Traveler

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

I just got back from almost two glorious weeks in Spain, and it made me realize even more that there are things we can do to be good travelers, which in turn gives us better travels.

Take a Stand During 'Michigan Week'

Lisa Diggs | Posted 07.20.2013 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Together, we are revitalizing Michigan's economy one product, one purchase, one person at a time. Join in the fun and make a difference this Michigan Week.

Buying Local Through North Carolina

Chuck Kellen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Chuck Kellen

Sometimes finding locally owned places can be a problem, but not in this part of North Carolina. The area was filled with local, healthy options to try.

The Economy and a New Pair of Shoes

Tobias Roberts | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Tobias Roberts

The impact of the products we consume must be felt locally for there to be an ethical evaluation of the true cost of the effects of our consumption. In the very least, we should make every effort to think locally; to consider what we´d want for our own community; when we act globally.

Coterie Market: Expanding the Go Local Movement

Christian Remde | Posted 03.09.2013 | Home
Christian Remde

Often, when someone brings up the "Go Local" movement, thoughts immediately go to local food, but in fact the movement covers a wide range of products that can be made locally.

Why We Can't Counter Corporate Power by Being Better Shoppers

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Choosing independent businesses and local financial institutions is a great idea. But a purely consumer-oriented response won't get us where we need to go, in part because it fails to fully grapple with how we got here in the first place.

Take the $64 Michigan Holiday Challenge

Lisa Diggs | Posted 01.30.2013 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

ABC News has issued a challenge to Americans to spend $64 on gifts made in the U.S. this season to spur the economy. I'm challenging each of us to not only get on board, but to spend those dollars in Michigan and help create jobs right here.

My Friendly Neighborhood (Mega) Bookstore

Andrew Cotto | Posted 10.20.2012 | Books
Andrew Cotto

I haven't totally changed my belief about supporting independent businesses, I'm just more open to the idea of what "local" really means.

Oregon Public House: The First Nonprofit Pub (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 10.16.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

The Oregon Public House, just like many around the city, will have its own beer, serve food and create the perfect environment to spend time with friends and family. It will, however, have one fundamental difference: it will be a nonprofit pub.

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Can Small Businesses Bring Back U.S. Manufacturing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business

Faribault, Minn., is a long way from Silicon Valley, and Faribault Woolen Mill Company may be a far cry from the typical startup. But when cousins Chu...

Should You Boycott Amazon?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.12.2011 | Books

Should people boycott Amazon? Increasing numbers of retailers and publishers have been daring to ask the question, in the face of aggressive tactics b...

Twitter Reacts to Small Business Saturday

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.26.2011 | Small Business

Black Friday may be America's biggest shopping day of the year, but Small Business Saturday is also gaining momentum among the masses. In its seco...

The Economy Is in Our Hands, We Just Don't Know It

Peter Block | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Peter Block

If you believe the news, the future of the economy is in the hands of President Obama, Chairman Bernanke of the Federal Reserve, Prime Minister Cameron in Britain, Italian and Greek debt, the G5, BRIC, and everyone else but us.

Buy Local -- How YOU Can Improve the Economy

Michael Salguero | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Michael Salguero

If you want to improve this economy, don't look to Washington. Try buying local, buy from independent store owners, craftspeople and artists. If each of us changed even a small portion of our purchasing habits, we could collectively dig our country out of this economic mess.

Forget Chain Hotels in Quito. Go Local with Cafe Cultura

Pam Grout | Posted 09.13.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Working in Quito? Fine, stay at the Holiday Inn or the Marriott. But if you´re going to Ecuador as a tourist, as someone hoping to explore a differen...

Business Unusual: Living Economies

Andrea Learned | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Andrea Learned

"Living Economies." Though the phrase is a mouthful, a lot more businesses, and businesspeople, should be seeing themselves as part of them. Perhaps...

In South Africa, Wal-Mart Refuses to Buy Local, Threatens WTO Action, and Wins

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Even in countries where the law clearly states that the public interest must be protected in large mergers, global trade agreements give corporations the upper hand, or at least give government authorities an excuse to ignore their own laws.

Buy Local Campaigns Boost Small Business Revenues

Jeff Milchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Milchen

Campaigns that highlight the importance of local independent business can provide a big boost for small businesses and local economies battered by the recession, suggests a new survey by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

America's Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Natural Home just published its Top 10 Green-Built Neighborhoods list, applauding forward-thinking, responsible housing developments.