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Doubling down on chocolate bunnies

Apr 9, 2020
A Maine-based business has ramped up Easter production, keeping its employees at work and donating unsold chocolate to local nonprofits.
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For steel business, pandemic poses new kind of uncertainty

The coronavirus makes planning and logistics even more difficult for industry coming off trade war with China.
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Book publishing has a tight calendar, even in a pandemic

Apr 2, 2020
Publishing can't easily go on hold until the fall — which is when publishers tend to release the year's biggest titles.
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What sound does a volatile stock market make?

Mar 31, 2020
We know what the data looks like. But what if we could hear it?
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With stores closed, local bookstores lean on online sales

Mar 31, 2020
At Bookshop.org, a platform for independent bookstores, sales are way up.
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Could we be doing more to help people on parole?

A former New Orleans parole officer reflects on what could be done better to help parolees stay out of jail and build new lives.
A truck is parked in front of a home in the historic Fauborg Marigny neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Can made-to-order fashion change how we shop?

A slate of startups are working to make custom clothing, fast.
Models walk the runway during the Marco De Vincenzo fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week.
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