The margins in the illicit cigarette trade are relatively low. Tobacco is legal, for one, eliminating the risk-based premium that comes with trading in illegal drugs, and there's a lot of competition, which puts downward pressure on retail prices. But there is a margin, enough of one to attract ent ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
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The Fresh Diet's Yosef Schwartz.It's always been a secret dream of mine to have my own private chef. I imagine I can't be alone in that wish. The next best thing, of course, would be to have fresh, yummy meals delivered each day, which is why I was very interested to learn that The Fresh Diet ... More >>
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At this very moment the Television Critics Association is holding its biannual press tour in Pasadena, during which the stars of series debuting and returning parade across a stage to tell writers how great those series are. Yesterday, during the press-the-flesh, Variety's Stuart Levine grabbed T ... More >>
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The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth officially announced this morning that it has appointed Eric McCauley Lee as its new director. Lee's moving to Fort Worth from Cincinnati, where he's been director of the Taft Museum of Art for only two years. Notes the Kimbell's release, which follows in full af ... More >>
The loading dock at Petra Chemical's Dallas facility on Storey Lane Only yesterday, Politico.com suggested that the think tank Center for American Progress would become a major player within Barack Obama's White House. After all, it was founded and is headed by former Clinton chief of staff and c ... More >>
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