Miscellaneous

Starbucks recently reached a $176,000 three-year settlement agreement with New York City for violating NYC employment laws by requiring employees to find their own substitutes when they took sick leave. Announcing the settlement, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio and other city officials said the chain must also prominently post education posters explaining the city sick…

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The Southern Strategy for Business?

In politics some number of years ago, you would hear of the “southern strategy” as a viable political calculation as to how a presidential candidate could capture the requisite number of Electoral College votes to win the US Presidency. Well, we don’t hear much of it as a ‘political strategy’ these days, but it sure…

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Miscellaneous

We’re always interested to read which cities are the best for business, or the best for raising a family, or retiring to, or whatnot. That’s why we thought WalletHub listing of the best small cities in America to open a startup was an interesting twist. Who knew Holland, Michigan and St. George, Utah were so…

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Business Rankings

Periodically, different organizations will release the results of their (usually annual) rankings of business-friendliness and those reports are generally of some interest for a number of reasons – not the least of which is to see how states rise and fall depending on who’s conducting the survey. Well, we’ve got a couple of more to…

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Miscellaneous

CNBC released its annual report on state competitiveness a few weeks ago and the results were surprising in some categories. Measured by overall competitiveness, Washington State led the nation and was followed in order by Georgia, Minnesota, Texas and North Carolina. At the other end of the spectrum, West Virginia was the least competitive along…

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