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Countries and Firms Vie for Influence in Rebuilding the Caribbean

Every once in awhile, our media seems to remember that they're supposed to be actual reporters, and they write surprisingly good articles. This piece...

Walmart Expands Its Online Muscle by Buying Up Brands

A few months ago, I talked about how Walmart is planning to create a "virtual mall" to challenge Amazon. Lord & Taylor joined with...

America’s ignored backyard: The Caribbean debt crisis

Preface Some folks in the comments section expressed an interest in having me write more about the USA's island territories that are in the Caribbean...

US Virgin Islands Wasted Hurricane Relief Money in Years Past

Their government is going to have some very hard questions to answer once the initial shock of the hurricane's passing is through: The U.S. Virgin...

Guam: America’s most important territory

This post will focus on Guam, and will likely be the last part in my series on the Caribbean and US territories. I might...

America’s ignored backyard: The decline of the US Virgin Islands

Before you read this article, it might be helpful to review my piece on the Caribbean debt crisis as background to this topic. The US...

Snapchat Stock Crashes as Facebook Dominates

Mark Zuckerberg's evil empire wins again?

Sears and KMart Continue Closing Stores as Sears Collapse Rolls Onward

I'm frankly surprised Sears' owners haven't given up and liquidated the company yet. The company is clearly bleeding to death, and closing more and...

How US minimum wage laws ruined American Samoa’s economy

This is the third part in my series talking about the situation in the US territories and the Caribbean islands, both areas which are...

US Oil Pushes Into Asia As OPEC Fades

OPEC has been under severe pressure from US oil shale and also production cuts to try to keep the price of oil high. The...

Puerto Rico’s Agriculture Has Been Totally Destroyed by Maria

This is no surprise. When a hurricane comes blowing through, it tends to do huge damage to to crops, even at Cat 1 or...

Is the Oil Boom Restarting in North Dakota?

One of Trump's major victories is now yielding dividends.

Record $30 Billion in Remittances Flowing Back to Mexico, 6.5 Percent Increase From Last Year

Well, looks like it is time to tax some remittances huh? A few years of that and the Trump border wall will be entirely...

Economic decline and corruption in the Northern Mariana Islands

This is the fourth essay in my series on the Caribbean and the US territories. You can read part one here. I'd recommend looking...

Why do cars cost so much? Hint: It’s 100% the government’s fault

I work in the car industry, and it's fascinating to me to observe the reaction of customers who haven't bought a car in over...

WINNING: Candy Maker Haribo Building WI Plant

Making America Gummy Again?  Making Gummies American Again?  Whatever you call it, candy-maker Haribo is coming to Wisconsin: MADISON – Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and...

Is Wal-Mart in Trouble?

Wall Street Journal Warren Buffett nearly bailing out of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. only adds to the big-box chain’s list of concerns. Mr. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway dumped...

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