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Little Guy vs. Small Businessnew

Legislation to allow home food sales in Colorado threatens to pit the little guy versus small business.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chet Hardin and Matthew Schniper  |  03-09-2012  |  Business & Labor

Apple's Dirty Moneynew

The iPhone and iPad maker pockets billions in profits while exploiting workers. And like the rest of the One Percent, it won't take responsibility for its actions.
East Bay Express  |  Jay Youngdahl  |  03-08-2012  |  Business & Labor

Friends with Benefitsnew

On the surface, benefit corporations offer a less secretive, more socially benign way of doing business. How that plays out in real life is less clear.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  03-07-2012  |  Business & Labor

'Cash Mobbing' Locally Owned Businessesnew

Like a flash mob, cash mobs happen quickly and involve an element of surprise — but in this case, the goal is to support local businesses and build community.
Seven Days  |  Eva Sollberger  |  03-07-2012  |  Business & Labor

The Case for Shiftlessness

We've been programmed to believe that the only way to get money is to earn it. Improvements in workplace efficiency, however, are increasing unemployment and making work-for-pay obsolete.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  03-07-2012  |  Business & Labor

Mob Mentalitynew

A developing social-media movement's Colorado version arrives locally to benefit small business.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chet Hardin  |  03-04-2012  |  Business & Labor

Winston-Salem council okays incentives for local company Inmarnew

Members of Winston-Salem Council unanimously approved an "aggressive" incentives package for a local company, while lamenting a skills gap preventing many unemployed residents from taking advantage of the new jobs.
YES! Weekly  |  Jordan Green  |  02-27-2012  |  Business & Labor

Rotten Tomatoesnew

Once-promising salsa business ends in a mess -- especially for jilted workers.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chet Hardin  |  02-16-2012  |  Business & Labor

Death of Oakland's Retail Plannew

Oakland loses a $1 billion a year to other cities, and without redevelopment, the city's plans for a major shopping district in Upper Broadway may be history.
East Bay Express  |  Wendi Jonassen, John C. Osborn and Alex Park  |  02-15-2012  |  Business & Labor

Hershey's and West African Child Labornew

Valentine's Day is the chocolate industry's holiday season. With an eye toward this February's annual love-fest, the International Labor Rights Forum purchased an advertising slot on a jumbotron outside the Super Bowl's Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on which to broadcast a video called Hershey's Chocolate, Kissed by Child Labor.
San Antonio Current  |  Ari LeVaux  |  02-09-2012  |  Business & Labor

The Bedrock of Idahonew

Money, death, and the deep roots of Idaho's Silver Valley.
The Inlander  |  Chris Stein  |  02-07-2012  |  Business & Labor

Super Bowl Economicsnew

Is the big game a cash cow or boondoggle?
NUVO  |  Robert Annis  |  02-02-2012  |  Business & Labor

Project Projectionsnew

After numerous delays, the Ivywild and Mining Exchange transformations are closer to reality.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  02-02-2012  |  Business & Labor

Indiana House Passes Right-to-Work Billnew

The Indiana House passed a right-to-work bill 54-44 Wednesday after a chaotic debate; union workers yelled through chamber doors drown out supporters' floor speeches.
NUVO  |  The Statehouse File  |  01-27-2012  |  Business & Labor


A year later, the 'We Think Local' campaign is MIA.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  01-27-2012  |  Business & Labor

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