Black Americans Invented Memorial Day

Through the fog of history, several groups lay claim the invention of Memorial Day. To some extent that is because the holiday has had different names. To some extent, the ...
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Obama’s First 2,644 Days In Office

April 30 is the final White House Correspondent's Dinner. 2016 will be filled with "lasts" and will be the first 20 days of January 2017, until he hands the helm ...
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Amazon Leads Most Reputable Company List

The Reputation Institution released its list of top 100 most reputable companies based on U.S. consumer perceptions. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), HallMark, Samsung, Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) and Sony Corp. ...
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Germany Ifo Business Climate Index Collapses

The Business Climate Index posted monthly by Germany's Ifo Institute has dropped "sharply" according to the organization. It fell to 105.7 in February from 107.3 in January. It is another ...
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US Issues Travel Alert Until February 24

The travel alert issued by the State Department because of terrorist threats lasts well beyond the holiday travel period. It stretches a full three months, all the way until February ...
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Statistics and Observations of Living to Be 100 Years Old — Centenarians

Do you want to live to be 100 years old? Very few people make it there. Living to be 100 takes a lot of effort, it generally requires good health ...
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Panera Bread Makes a Clean Break Toward Sustainability

Is it just coincidence the leaders in the fast casual dining segment, virtually the only segment of the restaurant industry showing consistently high growth, are also the ones that seemingly ...
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Is the Charlotte Bobcats-to-Hornets Rebrand Good for Business?

The Charlotte Hornets arguably have the best retro gear of any NBA team. Remember the purple-and-teal color combination? Nothing screams “early ’90s” quite like that. And don’t even get me ...
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PepsiCo Drinks In Gatorade’s Social Media Performance at Game One of NBA Finals

Social media is a veritable minefield for companies. While the chance to connect with your customers represents a rich opportunity for extending your brand, one false move and it can ...
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Teen Drama “The Fault in Our Stars” Is Poised to Top Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow” at Box Office

If you had told executives a decade ago that a teen drama based on a young-adult book would be the favorite over a Tom Cruise action film going into a ...
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Will the Houston Astros-Jon Singleton Contract Forever Change the Business of Baseball?

No matter the profession, everyone desires financial stability. This principle played a role in driving Jon Singleton, a first baseman in the Houston Astros’ organization, to sign a historic contract ...
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Here’s Why Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks Will Be Serving Lunch

McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) still owns breakfast, regardless of the recent assault made on the day part by numerous fast food and fast casual restaurants. Lunchtime, however, may become the next ...
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How Steve Ballmer Can Justify His $2 Billion Bid for the LA Clippers

Steve Ballmer’s offer to buy the Los Angeles Clippers is currently the hottest story in the sports world. Last week, the former Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO revealed he values the basketball franchise ...
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Domino’s ‘No-Hitter’ Campaign Backfires

A marketing campaign is only as good as its social media exposure, and sometimes things can go wrong quickly. That’s especially true on today’s Internet, and it’s a lesson Domino's ...
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Will Northwestern’s ‘Purple Pricing’ Kill the Secondary Ticket Market?

In 2004, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) used an unfamiliar mechanism, known as a Dutch auction, to issue shares of its IPO. Unlike a traditional auction, which lets bidders compete for an ...
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