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Entries for October, 2011 in Business Notebook

  • AllisonMiles

    Economic growth for 2011? Not so fast.

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    No one holds the crystal ball, and no one knows for certain what the future holds, but it appears the business community is scaling back its expectations for the 2011 economy. A Wall Street Journal article released Monday shows that ...

  • AllisonMiles

    The Costume Conundrum

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    Enter nearly any retail store and the fact hits you square in the face: Halloween is almost here. And, while it means some are stocking up on candy and still others are gathering ghoulish decor, the upcoming holiday also means ...

  • AllisonMiles

    The Corporate America Opt Out

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    A recent law school grad lands a corporate job in Philly. With said job comes benefits, decent pay and the fast track to become partner. Enter: the economic recession. The grad isn't laid off and the company doesn't fire him. ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Tricky treating

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    As I wrote up yesterday's blog asking for help on a "business of Halloween" story, visions of my own childhood Halloweens came to mind. There was the year I'd known for weeks I wanted to go as a cheerleader, only ...

  • AllisonMiles

    Halloween: it's not just for kids anymore

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    I'll always remember the years I spent trick-or-treating in my Central Indiana neighborhood. Helping pick out candy to hand out, putting the finishing touches on my costume, digging the pumpkin-shaped buckets out of boxes in the garage and so on. ...