Economy

East Texas May Lose Historic Attraction
A long time east Texas attraction may have to close down because of cash flow problems.  If the popular Texas State Railroad can't get a cash infusion soon and find ways to make money 12 months a year, its managers say it will go out of business this week.
“Occupy” Movement Won’t Go Away
With apologies to Mark Twain, it appears that reports of the demise of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement might be a bit premature.  "Occupy" was on life support and close to flat-lining just a few weeks ago, but it's now reported that "Occupy&am…
Just How High Will Gas Prices Go in 2012? – Dollars and Sense
Remember the summer of 2008 when the highest gas prices on record occurred and the price for a gallon of fuel hit $4.11?
Hate to break this to yah, but a warm winter and tensions in the Middle East have some analysts predicting current prices will top $4 by this spring — and could even climb as…
Valentine’s Day Spending Expected to Soar This Year
Americans shelled out more for holiday presents last year, and it looks like that trend will carry over to Valentine’s Day — analysts expect spending on gifts like flowers, candy, cards and jewelry to rise eight percent compared to numbers seen in 2011.
Magazine Calls Occupiers to Recreate 1968 Chicago
Adbusters, the radical, the Vancouver-based anti-consumerist magazine credited by many media outlets for launching the Occupy Wall Street protests, is calling for 50,000 protestors to “Occupy” the G8 summit in Chicago in May.
Walmart: No More Greeters at Night
In a decision that probably won't generate very many complaints, Walmart executives have decided to stop its longstanding practice of keeping store greeters on duty around the clock.  There are no greeters after 10 PM.

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