Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
If you’re a regular customer at Dunkin’ Donuts, Nigel Travis wants to get to know you really, really well.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
When Beth Mooney visited the Capital Region in August, a comment she made to a local reporter stuck with me: She hoped the headlines that greeted her selection as CEO of KeyCorp — the first woman picked to lead a Top 20 U.S. bank — would be just a footnote by the time she retired.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
Time was getting short: We were due in Boston the next day to help Daughter No. 2 move from a summer apartment back to campus and I still hadn’t found the folding dryer rack I was to bring.
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
Chewing gum is a multibillion-dollar industry that still has room to grow in developing countries around the world.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012
With unemployment still high — 8.1 percent nationally, according to data released last week — it’s hard to imagine a time when jobs may go begging for workers. But that time is coming, experts say.
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
I went searching for some “showroomers” the other day, but couldn’t find any.
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
Rachel telephoned the other day, and I realized I hadn’t heard from her in a while. Rachel, who announces she’s from “Cardholder Services” before you can even say hello, is the automated caller who plagues cellphones and landlines.
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
Here’s a statistic to chew on: Nearly three-quarters of the sales at Dollar General stores come from food and other consumables.
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
Summer is supposed to be a time of breezy beach reads, but lately I’ve had my nose in decisions from the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court that tell the tale of New York’s decision to end the Empire Zones Program.
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012
Dan Davies sees the fruits of lower interest rates and a warm spring in the pace of sales of million-dollar homes along Lake George.
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
Incentives still matter in business. So does time.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Big-box retailer Target says it won’t tack on a surcharge at the register for customers who pay with plastic rather than cash — an option stores are set to get in a long-running legal battle with credit card companies Visa and MasterCard.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
As many petitions have been certified so far this year — seven — as in all of 2011 to provide assistance to local workers whose jobs have been sent abroad.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I’m trying to decide what to do with the cardboard box marked “Barbies.”
Friday, July 6, 2012
A funny thing happened on the way to the supermarket post-recession: Shoppers seemed to cleave along the same economic lines that spawned the Occupy movement.