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Today in Entrepreneurial History: June 18

Morris Markin, (a clothier from Chicago, Illinois) became the owner of ‘Markin Automobile Body’, an auto-body manufacturer based in Joliet, Illinois following a default by the owner on a $15,000 personal loan.


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Niche Biz: ‘Sand taxis’ in North Carolina

The top photo shows how Hurricane Sandy took out a section of Hwy 12 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, making that section of the road now impassable for regular vehicles.


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Drunk Driving Giving Way to Party Buses

Every Friday and Saturday night, dozens of 20-somethings living near California State University, Sacramento, board a downtown-bound bus with a clear-eyed objective: To party at Sacramento’s thriving bar and club scene, but to steer clear of a costly drunken driving arrest, or worse, an alcohol-fueled car crash.


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Ideas from Russia: Ambulance Taxis

Police in Moscow are to carry out checks on ambulances after reports that emergency vehicles have been fitted with plush interiors and are being rented out to VIP commuters hoping to dodge the city’s appalling traffic jams.


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NYC’s Pet Chauffeur

Fifteen years ago, Mr.


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