• Features

      First, The Bad News. Then 2019: Tough,...

      December 12, 2018 · BY Robin Lewis

      The state of our economy is currently a paradox of “good” and “iffy” as we enter 2019. Low unemployment and slightly rising wages do not seem to have the strength to offset threatening headwinds powered… Read More

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      The Gen X Factor

      December 11, 2018 · BY RoxAnna Sway

      We can gain some perspective on economic and retail success over the coming years by looking at how the generations have weathered the Great Recession and how they are recovering. Gen X, those born between… Read More

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      The Looming Tariff Threat: Are You Ready?

      December 10, 2018 · BY Johan Gott

      Tariffs were a huge talking point for most of 2018. However, by the midterm elections, tariff concerns barely registered a blip on the radar in all but a handful of rural districts across the United… Read More

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    • Features

      Why LVMH Grows Year After Year

      December 9, 2018 · BY Shelley E. Kohan

      Ever since Michael Kors’ Capri Holdings announced the acquisition of Italian-luxury brand Versace, comparisons with 164-year old international fashion powerhouse LVMH have run rampant.  My colleague Pam Danziger and I have been baffled because in our… Read More

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      The U.S./China Trade War: Lose Face, Lose...

      December 5, 2018 · BY Robin Lewis

      No one can dispute that free trade should be fair to both sides. And no one can dispute that the U.S. and China trade relationship (the biggest among all nations) has been unbalanced in favor… Read More

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    • Features

      The Future is in the Heartland

      December 4, 2018 · BY Paco Underhill

      Columbia, Missouri is halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City right smack in the middle of the state. Home to the University of Missouri, staid insurance companies and medically focused biotech firms spun out of… Read More

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