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Artificial intelligence: Balancing the business benefits with potential risks Posted on 08 Jan 2024 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Companies are using artificial intelligence in sales, inventory management, business planning, customer service and fraud detection. Read more»

2023 State of the Economy: Tricky terrain Posted on 06 Dec 2023 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

High interest rates and slower economic growth will put increasing pressure on business profits in 2024, but market upsides exist. Read more»

How retailers are solving the insurance puzzle Posted on 18 Sep 2023 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

From liability to workers’ compensation coverage, propane marketers must manage risk and meet the unique needs of the industry to protect their operations. Read more»

Diesel settles: Prices moderate as panic buying eases Posted on 20 Jun 2023 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

The global nature of diesel has led to its elevated pricing in the U.S., despite the nation’s export of roughly 1 million barrels of the distillate every day. Read more»

Economists predict slowdown in 2023 Posted on 16 Dec 2022 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

After two years of frenetic commercial activity fueled by a post-pandemic recovery, strengthening headwinds will tap the brakes on a robust economy. Read more»

18 costly mistakes of the trade show attendee Posted on 25 Apr 2022 in the Current Issue & Events & From the Magazine & News categories.

After COVID-19 shutdowns and event cancellations, we could all use a refresher on how to navigate trade shows to our advantage. Read more»

Businesses face growing risk of cyberattacks, financial loss Posted on 11 Feb 2022 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Companies should take effective security steps to counteract an upsurge not only in ransomware attacks but in electronic fraud of all kinds. Read more»

2021 State of the Economy: Positive vibes Posted on 21 Dec 2021 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

The economic forecast for 2022 promises a largely favorable operating environment for businesses of all sizes despite labor and supply-chain challenges. Read more»

Gradual economic recovery expected in 2021 Posted on 11 Dec 2020 in the Current Issue & Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Economists expect a gradual but noticeable recovery fueled by corporate profits, a strong housing market and successful rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more»

Sharpen your follow-up strategy after trade shows Posted on 13 Feb 2020 in the Featured categories.

Smart follow-through when you return from a trade show will help you maximize the return on all the time and money spent. Read more»