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The Origins of 11 Big Box Stores

Saturday may be for small businesses, but Black Friday is all about the big box stores. Here’s a look at the origins of 11 big stores that are probably promising big savings (and long lines) this weekend. 1. Best Buy © Best Buy/St. Paul Business Journal, Michael Maloney/San Francisco Chronicle/Corbis Richard Schulze opened his first Sound of Music [...]

North Dakota: Where The Jobs Are

Psst! Wanna job? There’s a place in the United States that actually can’t get enough people to hire. The catch? You have to live in North Dakota … kidding! Actually its a bit worse: you [...]

25 Words You Might Not Know Are Trademarked

Many of the items we use every day, like zippers and escalators, were once brand names. Even heroin, which no one should use any day, was a brand name. Here are some trademarked names that are often used as generic terms today. 1. You might think you’re riding around on a Jet Ski, but if it’s [...]

World Habitat Day

The first Monday in October (October 4th this year) is designated by the UN as World Habitat Day, a day to raise awareness of housing needs globally and in our communities. Habitat for Humanity is participating, as they do every year, with a variety of events. Habitat for Humanity’s 27th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work [...]