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Running to Stand Still with Erick Haskell, COO of Greater China for the Adidas...

By Andrew Nyquist Dynamic, diverse, and driven are a few words that come to mind when attempting to describe Erick Haskell, COO of Greater China for...
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Keeping An Eye On Europe

By Joshua Schroeder Recent US economic data have been surprising to the upside.  The combination of better than expected home sales, regional manufacturing activity and jobless...

Happy MLK Day: Celebrate His Loving Spirit and the Message of Peace

Last night, I was privileged to attend a concert celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King -- And what a wonderful experience it...

The Year that Was and the Year to Come

By Joshua Schroeder 2011 was a year marked by extreme volatility driven by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Arab spring and most of all...

Sears to Close Stores, Woes Continue

By Andrew Nyquist Sears slow grind continues.  After many quarters (and years) of underperformance, the big box retailer announced that it will be closing more Sears...
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Smart Shopping: There’s an App for That

By Kelly Hodges This year, consumers are being more diligent than ever in making sure that the deals they snag are indeed the best deals available. ...

U.S. Still in the Business of Making Things

By Joshua Schroeder It is a common refrain amongst my friends and family, specifically my grandfather, that the U.S. just doesn´t make anything anymore.  Additionally,...

European Debt Crisis on the Brink

By Andrew Nyquist This is not a healthy market.  Not by any stretch of the imagination.  The wild swings in the stock market over the past...
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China Biding its Time, Focusing on the Future

By Andrew Nyquist For much of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, China enjoyed the West’s addiction to low cost manufactured goods.  Western-driven demand spurred exports...
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Inflation Hitting Items you Love at your Local Supermarket

By Andrew Nyquist Last night I was interviewed by SmartMoney about the recent rise in food prices.  The article was published this morning and focuses on inflationary pressures showing up at your...

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