By Derek Potter: On the evening of July 17, 1955, Walt Disney sat down to dinner with friend Art Linkletter in his apartment above the Main Street Fire Station. They sat on the patio and watched the fireworks display signaling the end of the first night for his brand new playland. Show More Summary
Can a software startup that has dispensed half a billion dollars worth of consumer loans on behalf of small and medium-sized merchants in Canada make it in Main Street USA? We’ll soon find out, now that Toronto’s FinanceIt got a bigShow More Summary
Demonstrators have been taking to the streets of several cities in Egypt to protest the proposed new constitution which they say limits the right of free speech. These protesters are mainly non-Islamists. Many of whom participated in the original protests over the authoritarian government of Hosni Mubarak, leading to his stepping down.
Holiday cheer is in the air and Atlanta eateries are celebrating with tons of events. Join Sweet Dee's Bakeshop at Christmas on Main Street sponsored by the Old Town Tucker Merchants Association. The partying doesn't stop there - Der...Show More Summary
After a year of uncertainty and cost-cutting, the small business economy is finishing strong. The holidays will be filled with plenty of Oscar-worthy films, but I suspect the best surprise ending will take place on Main Street. The trajectory...Show More Summary
(MONROVIA, Liberia) — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and thousands of citizens marched through the main streets of Monrovia Monday to denounce rape which has remained a problem in the West African country since the civil war ended 10 years ago. Show More Summary
Buses weren’t running on Wednesday, so the coach at Edison Tech, a city high school, arranged for a school bus to pick up his boys at a central meeting spot on Main Street in Rochester to take them to a scrimmage with another school. While the boys were standing around waiting, this is what the [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
According to recent retail promotional tradition, Christmas shopping season starts the day after Thanksgiving—the notorious Black Friday. But the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Main Street of my hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts, was thronged with holiday shoppers. Show More Summary
Circa 1908. "Street in York Village, York, Maine." Where perambulating is encouraged and moseying is mandatory. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.
A look at American Express's dominance of Small Business Saturday--for better or worse. American Express's Small Business Saturday campaign is an obvious win for Main Street, but is the company's own bottom-line boost getting in the way? Since its launch in 2010, Small Business Saturday has quickly taken on a life of its own. Show More Summary
Laconia, New Hampshire, circa 1908. "Pleasant and Main Streets." There's a lot to see in this super-detailed view, including the latest "moving pictures." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full siz...
Create a board that will resonant with your audience. Since you're a local business, you want to think locally here. This could be a local guide to Main Street where your shop is located, an itinerary for out-of-towners, or, if you're a larger place, you could create a scavenger hunt. read more
BOSTON (Reuters) - MakerBot, a 3D printer maker which opened two new retail stores this week, is among the companies trying to bring the cutting-edge digital manufacturing technology to Main Street consumers, but skeptics say the rollout is premature.
As I walked down Krakowskie Przedmie?cie the other day, the main street leading to Warsaw's Old Town, I passed by a statue of Copernicus. It gave me pause. I couldn't help but think of the circumstances Copernicus faced in the 16th Century...Show More Summary
The next stop on our Auckland Field Trip is a little shopfront on the city's main strip, Queen Street. Amongst bustling cafes, shopping arcades and fast-food outlets sits a gem of a gelateria called Giapo. Walk through the doors under...Show More Summary
Some critics charge that the Federal Reserve’s signature $85 billion-per-month bond-buying program has been great for Wall Street but hasn’t done much for Main Street. Fed chief Ben Bernanke doesn't agree with such assessments.
Signpost, a software startup that offers an automated marketing platform for local businesses, announced today a $10 million Series B, in an endorsement for a business model that serves Main Street merchants. Headquartered in New York...Show More Summary
One can debate whether QE has benefitted Main Street or Wall Street until one is blue in the face, even though five years later, the answer is perfectly clear to all but the staunchest Keynesians and monetarists (and if it isn't, just pay attention to the 3:30 pm S&P ramp every day). Show More Summary
The Great American Disconnect: Wall Street vs. Main Street… JP Morgan Chase agrees to $13B settlement… Another day, another poll showing Obama’s approval dropping to an all-time low. Can he recover? Spring 2014 will let us know… Christie: All the 2016 s …
Naftali Bennett's talk at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan veered from Israel's status as a "lighthouse nation" to why the peace process was doomed to fail. But the main event of his discussion with neoconservative Dan Senor was the right-wing star's warnings about why the U.S. Show More Summary