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 According to economics professor Van Pham, research on changes in the U.S. retail industry shows a dual phenomenon is occurring. Retail chains are "super sizing.”


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Business of Health Care: Advanced Care Directives

Jul 28, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Advance care plans attempt to take the guesswork out of figuring out a patient"s wishes and values about end-of-life care while they are still of sound mine. 


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Former Chairman of the Board at Deloitte LLP, Sharon Allen says taking time off to be with one's family is not only good for the employee, but for the employer too.  (*ENCORE)


On this edition of the Central Texas Leadership Series, Nan Holmes interviews Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Farm Bureau, Si Cook.  


Learn the signposts of successful entrepreneurs to see opportunities when others don't.

James Roberts researches self-control and how our love of material possessions and money has an impact on our happiness. Research shows that compulsive buying has increased by at least 10 percent in just the last few years. (*ENCORE)


According to new research, workplace incivility can stretch far beyond company walls. Assistant professor of management Merideth Ferguson says the cumulative effect of workplace stress can become viral.

 


Michael Hagerty

Value over volume and quality over quantity.


There are five important P's to remember when facing difficult decisions.


Global primary energy demands are expected to triple by 2050. Find out how clean energy will play an important role in a sustainable energy future


Downtown Depot: Youngdae Moon

Jun 16, 2017

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com  sat down with Youngdae Moon for this edition of Downtown Depot. You may have noticed Youngdae on the podium of the Texas Food Truck Showdown when his deep fried tamale balls took home the hardware for best international food.  Austin and Youngdae dive deep on the benefits and difficulties of serving ethnic food in Waco. 


Researchers say the increase in methamphetamine production in the U.S. is linked to an increase in child foster care, but the damaging effects don't end there. 


How much should you save for a comfortable retirement? Wall Street Journal blogger retirement expert, Bill Reichenstein, gives some pointers.


Downtown Depot: Fiona Bond

Jun 2, 2017

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com sits down this week with Fiona Bond.  Fiona has worked in the arts and culture sectors for over two decades and currently serves as the Executive Director of Creative Waco.


Energy Economist, Gurcan Gulen, says the implications of energy poverty are life threatening. the worst scenarios are found in parts of Africa, South Asia, and India, where it causes increased illiteracy and decreased life expectancy. 


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