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Holiday Greetings from the US Economy - A Summary of Recent Economic Statistics

Friday, December 02, 2016

Figures released in November point towards a continued improvement in the US economy. There was real economic growth, an increase in personal income, and a drop in unemployment with no alarm in inflation. More

Successful Brands: 11 Products that Became Nouns or Verbs

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

You know a company has become an industry leader when the name of the company or product becomes a noun or verb people use to describe a good or service. In other cases, companies have created and trademarked products that we use as the common term for a good even if a substitute is made by another company. Can you think of any others? More

Pilgrim Thanksgiving - Lessons Learned from the Pilgrim Economy

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving is a time when most of us give “Thanksâ€and#157; for what matters most. Family, friends, food…our country…and our God. Most of us give thanks every day. Perhaps we say “Thank youâ€and#157; to a kind stranger, or a customer. I take so much for granted, but Thanksgiving gives me pause to consider just how blessed I am. More

Abraham Lincoln Gives Thanks

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

andquot;Isn't it ironic that throughout history we give andquot;Thanksandquot; when we are in the deepest trouble? Perhaps it is because we take so much for granted. The Pilgrims were living in some of the harshest conditions imaginable when they celebrated their first Thanksgiving. Abraham Lincoln initiated our Thanksgiving Day celebration in some of our country's darkest moments - the middle of the Civil War! Read his speech, It will make you think.andquot; More

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