Month: April 2014

Essay: Nine Years Later

Essay: Nine Years Later

A lot happens in nine years. For instance, nine years ago, I was a youthful 27. I was living in Colorado, wasn’t married, and probably thought I never would be. We were deep into a brutish second term of George W. Bush. “Twerking,” as far as I know, wasn’t a word. YouTube had just launched.…

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Article: Walmart’s Missing Signature

Article: Walmart’s Missing Signature

Originally published by the Progressive Populist   The scene was horrific. Over 2,500 people trapped helplessly beneath rubble—some for more than 12 hours—waiting for rescuers to find them. Over 1,100 other people didn’t get out alive. This was one year ago this week at the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh, a leading producer of clothing…

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Article: Are These 3 Companies Doomed?

Article: Are These 3 Companies Doomed?

From the Motley Fool I often see stories with titles like “10 Companies That Won’t Be Around in 10 years.” The list usually includes companies with well-known struggles such as J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP), Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS). While each faces some challenges, should we really put them on…

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