Small Brand – Huge Idea

  Small Brand – Huge Idea by Amy Lignor   Big business will consistently state that although they are trying to make their products more environmentally safe, or trying to become more eco-friendly, the proof they are doing so remains slim to none. To be fair, there are various industries, such as the lodging industry, […]

Tips for Building a Farm Pond

  Tips for Building a Farm Pond By Burt Carey Growing up in rural Northern California, my two brothers and I were blessed to have a down-the-road neighbor who allowed us to fish in his farm pond just about anytime we wanted. It came to be known to us as Jack’s Lake. The pond sat […]

Wyoming Landowner Wins Battle With EPA Over Stock Pond

  Wyoming Landowner Wins Battle With EPA Over Stock Pond By Burt Carey All Andy Johnson wanted was a small pond to provide water for his cattle. What he got was a $16 million fine from the Environmental Protection Agency. Johnson, a professional welder who owns a 9-acre cattle farm in Fort Bridger, Wyo., received […]

Takata Air Bag Recall Could Affect 40 Million U.S. Vehicles

  Takata Air Bag Recall Could Affect 40 Million U.S. Vehicles By Burt Carey Safety air bags on as many as 40 million U.S. automobiles are on the Takata Corporation’s short list for recalls, according to published reports this week. The Japanese air bag manufacturer has been under pressure by U.S. transportation officials to replace […]

Is Buying a Hobby Farm in Your Future?

  Is Buying a Hobby Farm in Your Future? By Burt Carey More and more Americans are escaping big city or suburb life for one in the country on their own 40 acres, trading traffic and honking horns for the quieter, simpler life of a farmer. They’ve traded business apparel for denim, floppy hats and […]

Firearms Industry Has Grown 158 Percent Since 2008

  Firearms Industry Has Grown 158 Percent Since 2008 By Burt Carey Firearms industry leaders announced phenomenal growth figures this week. The overall economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States has grown 158 percent since 2008, increasing in sales from $19.1 billion in 2008 to a whopping $49.3 billion in […]

Trade Deficits Holding Back U.S. Manufacturing Jobs, Output

  Trade Deficits Holding Back U.S. Manufacturing Jobs, Output By Burt Carey Presidential candidates on both sides of the political spectrum have said much about jobs in America, and oftentimes those discussions are based on the link between trade deficits and domestic manufacturing. Whether it’s Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, billionaire […]

Atlanta Maintains Title of World’s Busiest Airport

  Atlanta Maintains Title of World’s Busiest Airport By Burt Carey Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport remains the world’s busiest based on passenger traffic in 2015, according to a report released this week by the Airports Council International. Atlanta’s airline passenger traffic increased 5.5 percent in 2015 to a record of more than 101.4 million […]