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Will the Marketplace Fairness Act Affect Your Small Business?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 07.16.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

The Marketplace Fairness Act is supposed to level the playing field between traditional brick and mortar storefronts and online stores. A lot of online stores that were started years ago and are just now beginning to really pick up steam will be hit the hardest.

Reinventing the TV Rating System: How Community's Fans Battled the Nielsen Rating System

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV
Russell C. Smith

Once upon a time, the Nielsen rating system mattered. Not any longer. What matters now is fans and buzz. What matters in the digital age is is tribes and Twitter.

Obstacles in the Path to a U.S. Oil Boom

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Maria van der Hoeven

While new pipeline links, supplemented with increasingly efficient railroad links, will give producers short-term relief from depressed prices, new export outlets will ultimately be necessary to leverage the full potential and reap the benefits of the new American oil revolution.

Massive Fire Devastates Bujumbura Central Market

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Meredith Hutchison

Yesterday, on Jan. 27, the main market in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, caught fire bringing the city and the country's economy to a standstill. ...

The Biggest Winners in Retail? Consumers, Hands Down

Jill Puleri | Posted 03.21.2013 | Technology
Jill Puleri

Who came out on top this past holiday season? Shoppers like you and me, hands down. Yet, there's no secret why merchants are getting smarter. They have to. Today's 20/20 digital consumer is dictating the terms of the shopping experience.

Smarter Networks: Food, Fairway Market, and Freshness (VIDEO)

Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

Consumers are more demanding than ever when it comes to food safety, freshness, and price. Growers, processors, and retailers are using innovative and...

The Marketing of Dubai: A Brilliant Mirage

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

It's difficult to embrace the hype while wading in a sea of black.

New Leadership Shaping the Creative Community

John M. Eger | Posted 10.09.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

Becoming a creative community is complex and often convoluted, but mostly requires new thinking, new policies, new leadership... which doesn't necessarily fit into any existing cubbyhole.

Great Recession Was Bad, But Not Quite As Bad As We All Thought

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's a small consolation: The Great Recession wasn't quite as horrendous as previously thought. But it was still ...

When Innovation Happens: Eyeying the Next Big Opportunity

Andy Monshaw | Posted 08.26.2012 | Technology
Andy Monshaw

Going to a brick and mortar record store is giving way to downloading music. Making a purchase with physical cash or credit cards is giving way to paying directly with your mobile phone.

What Money Can't Buy: The Skyboxification of American Life

Michael Sandel | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Sandel

At a time of rising inequality, the marketization of everything means that people of affluence and people of modest means lead increasingly separate lives. You might call it the skyboxification of American life. It's not good for democracy, nor is it a satisfying way to live.

Arianna Huffington's GPS for the Soul to Be Launched at C2-MTL 2012

Caroline Lavergne | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline Lavergne

In case you haven't heard, Arianna Huffington will showcase the GPS for the Soul mobile application in a world premiere at C2-MTL, a global event on commerce and creativity taking place under Montreal's spring sun from May 22 to May 25.

Not for Debate: Commerce Is Paramount

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The tightly woven strands of finance and trade throughout our American consciousness give a special and extraordinary power to that classic of US theater, Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman.

Crocodile Tears From Barnes & Noble in Amazon Exclusive-Distribution Tiff

Dan McDermott | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Dan McDermott

Well, Amazon and Barnes & Noble clearly aren't business partners, they are competitors. And this sort of fight isn't new.

India's USD 450 Billion Invitation to the World Runs Into Rough Weather at Home

Anshuman Rawat | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Anshuman Rawat

India's government battled pressure from a united opposition on its November 25 decision to open up the country's retail sector, worth an estimated $4...

The Only Senator Against The Oil Pipeline Safety Bill

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A senator who opposes federal regulation on philosophical grounds is single-handedly blocking legislation that would strengthen safety r...

Craft And Commerce: Indego Africa's Transforming Power

Zandile Blay | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Zandile Blay

Indego Africa creates a powerful new paradigm for brands seeking to help the people of Africa by giving them a hand up instead of a hand out.

Salt-Cured Egg Yolks

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

We all love Harold Moore from Commerce for his wonderful chicken dish, but he also has an egg recipe that I thought worthy of bringing to the world's attention.

Commerce Restaurant's Incredible Roast Chicken

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


Whose Constitution?

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen may have created a new gold standard for constitutional ignorance. The recent decision by a Flo...

Warning: You Are Forbidden to Buy E-Books!

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Eric Lurio

That's right, you are forbidden to buy e-books. You also cannot buy songs off the radio or apps for your mobile phone. You can go to Amazon or the App...

Private Initiative Marshall Plan Launches for the New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been working in Haiti since Christmas 1999. That New Year's Eve I hired my first staff -- my first local partner -- with a handshake at the Ol...

Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthqu...

Proposed Law Could Limit Interstate Wine Shipping

The New York Times | ERIC ASIMOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Garagiste and other retail operations that do big Internet business, like K & L Wine Merchants in California and Zachys in Scarsdale, N.Y., are lifel...

Newt Gingrich, Vice-President for Global Engagement--Waging Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Below, as a memory aid, are the elements and proposed leaders within the Vice Presidency for the Commonwealth, each linked to more information about t...