Mexican truckers get pushback across the US border

Jan 10, 2018
For Mexican truckers, life hauling goods across the border can be tough. That’s because they don’t get to travel very far across the border with the United States. Though the North American Free Trade Agreement ensures the free travel of goods across the continent, Mexican truckers have faced pushback from American truckers’ unions over their […]

The Flora Bama bar does business on the state line

Sep 11, 2015
Walking from Alabama to Florida was convenient way to buy liquor in 1964.

Why books always seem to have a discounted price

May 8, 2014
A look at why and how retailers use cheap book prices as a selling point.

Lawmakers look to America's northern border

Jul 12, 2013
The U.S. border with Mexico may get all the attention, but the Senate's examining security issues along our border with Canada.

Border security surge threatens U.S.-Mexico commerce

Jun 27, 2013
It's called the "Border Surge," and it includes more fencing, drones, cameras, and nearly double the number of border patrol agents along the U.S. Mexico frontier.

Immigration bill's border security cost could jump even more

Jun 10, 2013
A proposed amendment would double the number of new Customs and Border Patrol officers and add another $6 billion for border security.

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One closed Borders is another retailer's new location

Feb 16, 2012
One year ago, Borders declared bankruptcy and began the process that would lead to the total shutdown of the chain -- which in turn made available tons of commercial real estate. Now other retailers are starting to fill up the spaces.

Barnes & Noble buys Borders' client list

Oct 3, 2011
The closing of Borders last month left a big segment of the market open, a segment the the giant bookseller Barnes & Noble hopes to fill. As...

Kindles to hover over closed Borders locations while laughing maniacally

Jul 19, 2011
Borders died yesterday Some 400 stores closing, 11,000 employees out of work. Last minute auction didn't really happen and so off it goes to...