Suburban Mom's Invention Debuts On Oscar Night

Swag bags, those totes containing gifts for Oscar celebrities who really don’t need them, usually don’t inspire thoughts of green, environmentally friendly products.


One Mom's Vision Became The Iconic Toy We Know Today, Barbie

When she introduced Barbie at the 1959 Toy Fair in New York, no one, not even Elliot, thought Ruth could persuade American moms to buy their little girls a doll with “breasts.” But Ruth had watched daughter Barbara (for whom the doll was named, as the Ken doll was named for her son) and her friends play with paper dolls and saw that girls imagined themselves as adults through the dolls.

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Philly Connection’s First Ohio Restaurant Off To Strong Start

Philly Connection’s popular Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches are selling like hotcakes in North Canton.


Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating Expands Franchise Area To Ohio

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (SSHE) is proud to announce its newest franchised area, Ohio, is now open for business.


McDonald’s Targeting Outer Suburbs For Rises

McDonald’s is putting prices up in outer suburbs because they think consumers there are more likely to accept higher charges.


The Safer Way To Start A Biz

There is one silver lining to the economic misery surrounding us — more Americans are likely to start their own businesses this year.


Outback Menu Goes Leaner On Prices

Facing massive losses, Outback Steakhouse’s parent company is pushing back against the recession by introducing a low-priced menu, planning a major advertising blitz and slashing costs.

The Doughnut King of Texas

Some college students schedule classes so they can sleep in as late as possible, but not Danny Klam.


Is Anything Made In The USA Anymore?

It seems as if the country that used to make everything is on the brink of making nothing.

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