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Ohio capital still has a few bike couriers, despite e-filing

Ohio capital still has a few bike couriers, despite e-filing

COLUMBUS (AP) — When he answered a newspaper ad for a bicycle courier in 1999, Kevin Cash figured he was embarking on a short-lived adventure.
"I thought it would be something I would do for a year," he said, "or not even that — maybe just for the winter and then I would get myself a real job."
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Impressive metrics make Becton Dickinson a solid stock

Dear Mr. Berko: We bought 200 shares of Becton Dickinson in 2008 at $63. My wife wants me to sell Becton and buy Apple. Please give me your opinion. -- C.F., Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Dear C.F.: If your wife was your broker, I'd be comfortable telling you that your broker's wacko! I wouldn't take a bite of the Apple at this time.(full story)


Potential sale of shuttered GM plant clouded with doubt

Potential sale of shuttered GM plant clouded with doubt

The fate of a shuttered General Motors plant in Ohio remains very much up in the air even after a tweet from President Donald Trump heralded the potential sale of a factory he has shown an intense interest in saving.
That's because the buyer is a fledgling electric vehicle maker that has never posted a profit, has only about 100 ... (full story)


Oops! Small businesses are vulnerable to marketing mistakes

Oops! Small businesses are vulnerable to marketing mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tom Scarda heard about a franchise opportunity called Super Supper, he fell in love with it. He was so confident that he and his business partner decided against researching the concept — a marketing mistake that led to the failure of the business.
"It was great on paper but we didn't know if ... (full story)


Coke has lostiIts fizz, but Amazon soars

Dear Mr. Berko: Should I sell my 400 shares of Coca-Cola at a small loss and buy 100 Amazon? I'm looking to invest for a seven- to eight-year time frame, and I'm not concerned about the Bezos' divorce affecting the company. But I am impressed with Amazon's cloud business. -- K.G., Waterloo, Iowa
Dear K.G.: I agree. I'm not concer ... (full story)