Zoe Chace

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The Lollipop War

Friday, April 26, 2013

I recently got a tour of the Spangler Candy Co., a family-owned firm in Bryan, Ohio. The company makes 10 million Dum Dums lollipops there every day, and it has a whole separate building where it stores the sugar — enough to fill eight Olympic-size swimming pools.

The CEO, Kirk ...


What Saved Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Just a few days after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City last fall, I went out to
Coney Island to see how Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park had fared.

The park flooded during the storm, and when I visited it was still covered in sand. The story ...


H-1B Visa Applications As An Economic Indicator

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The demand from American companies for high-skilled immigrants seems to be up this year. And that could mean something is about to change for the overall economy.

There is a cap on the number of visas the government gives out for these kind of workers every year. Lately, that cap ...


Why Cyprus Matters

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Banks on Cyprus remain closed today. The Cypriot Parliament has rejected the terms of a bailout from the European Union. The finance minister is in Moscow looking for financial help from the Russians.

Cyprus has about as many residents as the Bronx. When you add up all the country's banks, ...


Andrew Sullivan Is Doing Fine

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Two months ago, the popular political blogger Andrew Sullivan left the comfortable world of big media and struck out on his own. His bold new plan: Ask readers to pay $19.99 a year or more to subscribe to his blog.

"It was either quit blogging, or suck it up and ...


Sales Are Like Drugs. What Happens When A Store Wants Customers To Quit?

Friday, March 01, 2013

Last year, JC Penney saw what every big retailer had been seeing for years: the threat of Amazon and other new competitors rising to destroy their business.

So JC Penney brought in a bold new CEO. Ron Johnson had already created Apple Store, a chain of physical stores where people ...


Sandy's Shadow, In Three Small Businesses

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Retail sales fell in October, largely because of the storm. To get a sense of the small picture — messier, more ambiguous — I visited three small businesses on one hard-hit street.

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The Undertakers Of The Retail Industry

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Right now is a perfect moment for a liquidator. The economy is bad enough that big companies are going out of business, but good enough that customers will come and buy the stuff that's for sale.

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