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Weathering the hard times by selling chocolate

Nov 15, 2018
"People don't stop buying a few small luxuries" in a recession, one couple found.
Two holiday-themed chocolates from Dean's Sweets, Kristin Thalheimer Bingham's store in Portland, Maine.
Melissa Mullen

From the cubicle to the beehives

Oct 30, 2018
When she left her office job, she didn't know what her business would look like. But it had to involve bees.
“I was at the office job 40 hours a week,” says Hilary Kearney, founder of Girl Next Door Honey. “And then on my lunch break, I was doing things like catching swarms, just really cramming in bees into all the little cracks of time that I had left over.”
Tosca Rodigonda. Courtesy of Hilary Kearney.

From the cubicle to the beehives

Oct 30, 2018
When she left her office job, she didn't know what her business would look like. But it had to involve bees.
“I was at the office job 40 hours a week,” says Hilary Kearney, founder of Girl Next Door Honey. “And then on my lunch break, I was doing things like catching swarms, just really cramming in bees into all the little cracks of time that I had left over.”
Tosca Rodigonda. Courtesy of Hilary Kearney.

She's a trainer who was schooled by dogs

Oct 26, 2018
She did it for the love of Lola, a rescue. Then it became her profession.
Some of Renee Bogaarts' furriest clients.
Courtesy of Renee Bogaarts

She's a trainer who was schooled by dogs

Oct 26, 2018
She did it for the love of Lola, a rescue. Then it became her profession.
Some of Renee Bogaarts' furriest clients.
Courtesy of Renee Bogaarts

What it's like to live near Brexit's greatest issue

Oct 19, 2018
The Irish border has been a big problem for negotiators. For the people living there, that means a lot of uncertainty.
“It's very different to what's been portrayed in the media,” said James Johnston, director of the Ulster Farmers Mart in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. "There's free movement across the border. And I think just the general consensus, whether somebody's voted to leave or voted to remain, they're all united to keep up that freedom of movement.”
Courtesy of the BBC

What it's like to live near Brexit's greatest issue

Oct 19, 2018
The Irish border has been a big problem for negotiators. For the people living there, that means a lot of uncertainty.
“It's very different to what's been portrayed in the media,” said James Johnston, director of the Ulster Farmers Mart in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. "There's free movement across the border. And I think just the general consensus, whether somebody's voted to leave or voted to remain, they're all united to keep up that freedom of movement.”
Courtesy of the BBC

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This handbag company is grappling with a new tariff reality

Oct 8, 2018
"We are confident we'll be able to weather it, but it definitely has us making some tough decisions," said Deepa Gandhi, co-founder and COO of Dagne Dover, a handbag and accessories company.
Dagne Dover Co-Founders, Jessy Dover, Deepa Gandhi (center) and Melissa Mash at their New York headquarters.
Courtesy of Dagne Dover

This banker needs an airplane to provide service to customers

Sep 26, 2018
In the latest installment of My Economy, a dispatch from a far-flung group of Scottish islands.
Anne Rendall, the flying banker, with a plane that takes her to work every day.
LoganAir

An educator takes her frustration to the streets

Sep 10, 2018
Teresa Danks is known as the "panhandling teacher."
Teachers rally at the state capitol in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 4.
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