Archive for November 27th, 2017

The trifecta for creators, such as authors and filmmakers, is to earn sizeable audiences, please critics, and produce something that lasts. As an indie author now having written seven books in my Pastor Stephen Grant novels series I know firsthand how difficult it can be to achieve one of these goals, never mind all three.
But its not just those of us on a limited marketing budget, for example, that face big challenges. As someone who also has written many book and movie reviews over the years, I understand that creators often are at the mercy of reviewers interests and…

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An article in the New York Times last week provided a close look at the anxieties felt by many blue-collar workers. It also made it hard to avoid the conclusion that many will not be able to get what they want because what they want doesnt exist, and perhaps never did.
The article by Nelson D. Schwartz examines the mill town of Neenah, Wisconsin, a place that has seen much economic change. While the unemployment rate is only 2.8 percent, and the leading foundry recently raised hourly wages for chippers and grinders, people in Neenah (and presumably old economy towns all over the…

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Ship deliveries on time or pay a fine, big grocers are telling suppliers, as, under pressure from Amazon and others, they look to shave the millions of dollars a year they say delays are costing them.

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An iconic American company is closing stores and cutting costs as part of a turnaround it hopes will retain loyal customers and attract new ones.

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Chains pay less attention to "holidays" like Cyber Monday and instead cut prices over longer periods.

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Shoppers opened their wallets Thanksgiving weekend, setting records in online purchases while also hitting the malls in a big way. The next big test is Cyber Monday, when consumers are expected to take to their keyboards in record numbers to pursue online discounts.

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