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Are the businesses that made it this far safe?

Apr 19, 2021
Mostly yes, an economist said. But that doesn't mean there won't be more hurdles, even as business conditions improve.
As the pandemic wanes, restaurants are seeing more customers. For some, staffing is a challenge.
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For this stationery retailer, it's been a sympathy card kind of year

Mar 23, 2021
A Michigan stationery retailer saw a big sales trend last year: sympathy cards with a "We're in this together" message.
"Our 'Thinking of you' or sympathy cards just took off," Annie Lang Hartman said. "Ours are kind of more cheeky and funny, kind of like 'We're in this together.'"
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The steel market is hot, but it won't last forever

Mar 16, 2021
Delaware Steel President Lisa Goldenberg talks soaring steel prices and the possibility of a Biden infrastructure bill.
"Suppliers are making steel as fast as they can," Lisa Goldenberg says. Lead times are the "longest they've been in probably 15 years."
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