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Some selected thoughts about two really big companies (or one that used to be really big and one that still is around here, at least for the moment):
And here is some more stuff I know, the “we’re done with Halloween, it’s on to Thanksgiving” edition:
Here is some stuff I know, the pre-Halloween I got a rock edition
Today’s column will discuss utility deregulation and the technological trends sweeping the industry and forcing change, topics of such potentially mind-numbing, eye-glazing arcaneness as to send you racing for the Sunday ad inserts in relief.
We’re now well into what is colloquially referred to as an “off-year election,” meaning that there are no federal or statewide races cluttering up the ballot.
Here is some stuff I know, the “keep bailing, Noah, the rain’s gotta end sometime” edition:
Newspapers love anniversary stories, which is why in recent weeks they have run recollections and ruminations on the passing of five years since the start of the Great Recession.
We’ve been watching episodes of the original “Jetsons” cartoon series from 1962-1963, partly out of nostalgia, partly to see if the future is shaping up the way it was supposed to.
Let’s launch this year’s return of the annual Readers Rate the Ads column with a concurrent reappearance of another, less regularly scheduled feature of this space: Spot the Generational Differences.
Happy New Year. No, you didn’t pull a Rip van Winkle and doze all the way to Jan. 1, missing four months, the fair, Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Election Day, most of football season and enough rain in November to sink a floating bridge.
Quick quiz: Earlier this year Weyerhaeuser named a new chief executive. Name him.
The list of major employers in Pierce County, published annually by the local economic development board and published in last Sunday’s paper, is always good for some browsing and quick takes on the local economy — who’s up, who’s down, whose employment total is far larger than you might have guessed.
We refinanced our mortgage. Hooray for us. But by that low standard, hooray for half of humanity, which seemed to have gotten applications in ahead of us, thus delaying our closing as we continued to make payments at an interest rate more than twice what the new loan would carry.
The classic Orson Welles movie “Citizen Kane” was released in 1941, back when radio was the only medium posing a threat to newspapers’ hegemony over the news business, but it still holds considerable pertinence to the media scene today — particularly as it applies to rich guys buying newspapers.
We're a little late getting our traditional list of recommendations of business books for summer reading to you, seeing that it's already August.
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