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Northworst Airlines? DTW to LAS - Hubby & I are celebrating another blessed wedding anniversary with a return to Vegas from Sun., 12/9 to Wed., 12/12. We're driving up DTW and flying on Northwest, but are VERY concerned with the increasing flight cancellations. Some have said that it's the end of the month where one is in danger of such a cancellation, but I do not understand why dates would make a difference. Would someone "school" me on this, please? - More>>
posted by MrsPhoenix to business at 01:17 P.M. EST on Fri Aug 03, 2007     4 comments

I'll just buy the Ford plant, okay? - So he's making lemonade out of a lemon, and then selling the juice back to the lemon. I love this guy!
posted by justareviewer to business at 07:28 P.M. EST on Fri Jul 27, 2007     1 comment

How About a Credit Card Charging between 62.59% and 94.19% Interest? - Whew. I may have seen it all with usurious credit cards. - More>>
posted by historymike to business at 03:33 P.M. EST on Wed Jul 25, 2007     16 comments

Tips on Succeeding With a Small Business - Based on previous threads on ToledoTalk about going into business for yourself, as well as recently hearing people muse about becoming business owners, I am putting together business tips for would-be entrepreneurs. - More>>
posted by historymike to business at 08:23 P.M. EST on Fri Jul 20, 2007     11 comments

Foreign Ownership of US Domestic Industries - Interesting site on foreign ownership, transfering of jobs to low wage places, the usual dismal economic stuff. - More>>
posted by charlatan to business at 11:38 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 18, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

LET'S TALK...CAR DEALERSHIPS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE... - Greetings "Toledo Talkers" would like your opinion, thoughts on what is GOOD Customer Service and what is not... - More>>
posted by MARIELORA to business at 08:51 P.M. EST on Wed Jul 11, 2007     13 comments

Reason For Business Not Locating in NWO.... - I and a few others have said in the past one of the reasons why the Toledo area loses and fails to gain new businesses is because of the lack of air service to the region. I'm not saying the sole reason for businesses not relocating to the region is this, but it is definitely a big factor. And now, it is actually been stated in this article - More>>
posted by avinsurer to business at 06:36 P.M. EST on Tue Jul 10, 2007     21 comments

Dana Corp Inks Deal with UAW, USW and Centerbridge Capital - I found this today and posted it on my blog and thought I would send it to T2 for your comments and rigorous debate. The article discusses the steps that Dana Corp. is taking to emerge from chapter 11 bankruptcy. - More>>
posted by jdmsbyrd to business at 08:06 A.M. EST on Fri Jul 06, 2007     3 comments

Double talk at the Pharm? - Above each checkout register at the Pharm is a sign that denotes the line number plus the phrase "EVERYTHING DEEP DISCOUNTED". Yet, the price of everything they sell has risen 10% over the last six months. - More>>
posted by flinty to business at 01:54 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 02, 2007     9 comments

SiCKO - How would National/Universal Healthcare in the United States affect: 1.The US & Global Economy 2. Your business 3. Your career?
posted by justareviewer to business at 05:59 P.M. EST on Sat Jun 30, 2007     28 comments

Used Cars anyone? - Ok, Ive finally had it with my car - it's stranded me umpteen times, been towed 4 times, and has been to Larry's Automotive, Grogan, and Schaad's - and nobody can fix the damn thing, so Im selling the f*cker, and going to get something else. - More>>
posted by billy to business at 06:58 A.M. EST on Fri Jun 29, 2007     16 comments

Lawyers in a how-to video: as in how to avoid hiring an American - Honesty.
posted by charlatan to business at 02:03 A.M. EST on Tue Jun 26, 2007     5 comments

Brain Drain Solution - Businesses that have fun at the office: - More>>
posted by babbleman to business at 01:38 P.M. EST on Mon Jun 18, 2007     16 comments

Parking lots near 5/3 Field - Questions for Maggie: - More>>
posted by flinty to business at 12:36 P.M. EST on Wed Jun 13, 2007     5 comments

Why Gas Prices Will Stay High - I think this guys job is to justify selling an abundant commdity at 3 times it's normal price. - More>>
posted by charlatan to business at 12:03 P.M. EST on Mon Jun 04, 2007     49 comments

Rankings for local auto plants - "General Motors Corp.’s Toledo Powertrain plant was ranked as the most productive transmission factory in North America. Among auto assembly plants, DaimlerChrysler’s Toledo Jeep Assembly complex did not finish among the top 10 factories. However, the complex which makes Jeep Wranglers, Jeep Libertys, and Dodge Nitros improved from a year ago. The Nitro production, which began last summer, finished second in its mid-sized sport-utility vehicle category. Overall in the report, Toyota Motor Corp. led all automakers in productivity."
posted by jr to business at 09:00 P.M. EST on Thu May 31, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

2007 China Forum: Doing Business in China - Thu night, May 31 and Fri morning and afternoon, June 1 at The Dana Conference Center, The Toledo Hilton Hotel. "In a recent study, it was found that 85% of the corporations in Greater Toledo Area and Southeast Michigan are not prepared to compete efficiently in the global arena. We believe that business enterprises experiencing full emersion in China or those businesses that simply choose the import/export opportunity will have a significant competitive advantage. SEED was created for exactly this reason-to take advantage of the economic, academic and technological assets of the area for the purpose of developing an international presence – one which will bring economic development/revival to the region."
posted by jr to business at 10:04 A.M. EST on Wed May 30, 2007     13 comments

EEOC a drag on the economy - I wish Ms. Ledbetter would have done her part to maintain a free society and gone out to find another job instead of suing her employer. - More>>
posted by babbleman to business at 03:42 P.M. EST on Tue May 29, 2007     6 comments

The Abusive Public Relations Industry - If you TL;DR this, here's some highlights and the gist of it. A lot information is biased commercial garbage, so it's best to do your own research (try this internets). It shows how Independent 3rd party research is bought and paid for amongst other things. It has some interesting things about JAMA (the premiere "objective" medical journal that used to advertise cigarette's for their health benefits) and how scientists earn Pharma funding for reviewing their drugs. It sort of devolves into a rant, so take it for what it's worth... - More>>
posted by charlatan to business at 02:54 P.M. EST on Tue May 29, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

River East dispute property - Interesting read, just find it odd they only had to pay $1 a year to rent this property. Both sides have valid points. If River East did spend so much in renovations then they deserve something. Then again I can understand the cities view, they broke the contract. I find it sad that even though they were given a contact to rent at only $1 a year, in 24 years they still didnt pay it. Yet soaked up all the money by subleasing it to small businesses. - More>>
posted by jshriver to business at 11:15 A.M. EST on Thu May 24, 2007     6 comments

Bye Bye Benefits? - According to today's Wall Street Journal the average hourly labor cost for Chrysler by 2009 will be $94.77 compared to Toyota and others of $50.50. Daimler is actually paying a cash premuim of $650 million to Cerberus to get Chrysler's $18 billion in health care and pension "liabilities off it's books". How long before the UAW has to either self fund the members health care and pensions or the rank and file will have to make enormous concessions? How long before the retirees are suddenly running for jobs at WalMart for food money and health care benefits?
posted by holland to business at 11:01 A.M. EST on Tue May 15, 2007     81 comments

Intelligence and wealth unrelated - I'm staying poor 'n stoopid.
posted by charlatan to business at 05:24 A.M. EST on Fri May 11, 2007     3 comments

Money Tips - Thought this one was interesting: - More>>
posted by brassmonkey to business at 08:49 P.M. EST on Sun May 06, 2007     7 comments

Blackwater USA: War-profiteer - "Family connections helped. As brother to former Michigan GOP chairwoman Betsy DeVos and brother-in-law to her husband, 2006 GOP gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos, Prince had access to Capitol Hill power brokers. Blackwater was originally slated to be paid $229.5 million for five years, according to a State Department contract list. Yet as of June 30 [2006], just two years into the program, it had been paid a total of $321,715,794. Blackwater USA is a private military contractor offering "tactical training," firing range and target systems, and security consulting."
posted by jr to business at 12:21 P.M. EST on Sun Apr 29, 2007     35 comments

More Garbage - Just when you’ve heard enough about Garbage, try this deal on for size! In a Mesa, Arizona paper was an ad from Arizona Sanitation Services, it said, sign up before April 30, get one month FREE. What do you get, well how about twice weekly service on Wed. & Sat. They provide the can, there are No Hidden Costs-No fuel surcharges, taxes or delivery costs. The area that is a County Island and not part of the city are private pay. And a 5% discount for Yearly Pay and all this will only cost $13.50 per month. Toledo taxes us, we buy our own cans, get service once a week and only bi-weekly for the recycling pick-up. Plus Toledo has 3 people for every truck, Az. only has the Driver, it’s all automatic. Sure is enough to make one wonder how the City of Toledo does business!
posted by Judy to business at 05:27 P.M. EST on Fri Apr 27, 2007     33 comments

Stautzenberger moving from Southwyck - Stautzenberger College, the first major tenant that signed on for the Southwyck Shopping Center renovation, announced yesterday it is moving to Maumee. - More>>
posted by billy to business at 06:30 A.M. EST on Thu Apr 26, 2007     24 comments

Toledo rated most business friendly - "London-based fDi magazine — Foreign Direct Investment — ranked Toledo 10th among 44 cities in the large-city category overall and the "most business friendly" among large cities. Toledo was judged in the population category of 500,000 to 2 million people, based on its metropolitan population." - More>>
posted by jr to business at 03:56 P.M. EST on Mon Apr 23, 2007     18 comments

I can't believe how much the IRS took from me. - Like many of us, I spent this week getting my taxes finished up. It doesn’t really matter if you are Republican or Democrat, when it comes to taxes, we all hate paying more than our fair share. This year wasn’t any different for me and my family. - More>>
posted by RetirementGuys to business at 10:20 P.M. EST on Wed Apr 18, 2007     39 comments

The Kalamazoo Promise - The downturn in manufacturing and consolidation in the drug industry have hit Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hard. Now the city is mobilizing local wealth to make investments for the future. Southwest Michigan First, an economic-development group, has raised a $50 million venture fund expressly for financing life-sciences startups. The same group has rallied local resources to keep Western Michigan University's engineering school in town. Then there's the Kalamazoo Promise, a program funded by anonymous area donors that gives full college scholarships to every child who attends city schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. This year, it boosted enrollment by nearly 1,000 kids, which even heated up the housing market. Now other cities are calling to find out how they can replicate Kalamazoo's "community capitalism." "They all think there's some magic pill or angle," says Southwest Michigan First CEO Ron Kitchens. "It's money."
posted by justareviewer to business at 07:24 P.M. EST on Wed Apr 18, 2007     5 comments

Small Engine Shop - The shop that I had been thinking about had repaired Briggs and Stratton and other brands of small engines. The last name that I knew them by had been American Small engine.
They were pretty good and I had been wondering what ever became of them?

posted by Turboman to business at 05:46 P.M. EST on Tue Apr 17, 2007     No comments     Post a comment

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