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In The Headlines – July 20, 2017

Shrinking Paychecks for Men: A New Challenge for the Economy American household income is rising, but it may not be time to celebrate just yet—especially if you are a male. Men are not just still earning less than they did before the recession started, but their incomes continue...

In The Headlines – September 13, 2017

Who’s Afraid of Amazon? Everyone. Best Buy and Macy’s are each expanding their same-day delivery service to more markets as they look to keep Amazon.com and other rivals at bay. The two retailers each recently announced the expansion of the number of markets where they are...

In The Headlines – September 6, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Exposes the Key Role of the U.S. Oil Industry in World Markets World energy markets, from butane in Asia to diesel in Europe and gasoline in Latin America, are feeling the ripple effect of deadly hurricane Harvey’s devastation in southeastern Texas, highlighting...

In The Headlines – August 31, 2017

TomTom Survives a Near Death Experience by Embracing Complexity One of the most useful and amazing utilities of the digital age is navigation. TomTom was among the first to offer this capability to consumers, and for a while the company enjoyed massive success. Then disaster...

In The Hedlines – August 23, 2017

Movie Studios Consider Ways to Speed New Films to the Home Movies studios are again kicking around the idea of releasing new films digitally for at-home viewing only a few weeks after they first appear in theaters—rather than the industry’s traditional months-long wait. It...

In The Headlines – August 16, 2017

Are Uber and Lyft a Threat to the Future of Car Rental Companies? At the dawn of America’s automobile age, a Nebraskan by the name of Joe Saunders came up with a wild idea: He would rent his Ford Model T to traveling salesmen. Today, 101 years later, his figurative heirs—Saunders...

In The Headlines – August 9, 2017

Beer Companies Look to a Healthier Brew for Growth A growing push among consumers to live healthier lives has completely remade the food industry over the last half decade. Consumers shop differently, cook differently, and eat differently today than just five years ago. But does...

In The Headlines – August 2, 2017

Home and Office Fitness Outfits Muscle in on Traditional Gyms The way people work out is changing drastically. Whether people are hopping into their office fitness centers before work, taking a late-night trip down to the gym in their apartment building, or going to an afternoon...

In The Headlines – July 26, 2017

Struggling Sears Teams with Amazon to Sell Appliances Sears announced that it will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances...

In The Headlines – July 5, 2017

Chobani Opens a “Non-Greek” Front in the Yogurt Wars Since its founding in 2005, Chobani has grown into an almost $2 billion-a-year thorn in the side of the dairy aisle’s established giants. It introduced Americans to Greek yogurt by promoting its thick texture and higher protein...