Archive | August, 2008

The Art of Getting Paid

‘Profit Recovery’ Firm Is Changing the Methodology and Image of Collections Alan Surprenant says he can understand why some companies and professionals are somewhat passive when it comes to the matter of collecting past-due bills. There is a fine line that most must walk, he explained, noting that, while business owners obviously want and need […]

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Optimistic State?

Young Professionals and the Future of Massachusetts Greg Torres, president of MassINC, said that, when it comes to the latest study completed by the nonprofit research entity he leads, the proof is in the statistics, and the devil is in the details. “We make it a practice to look at specific demographic groups and their […]

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OPINION

Clearing the Path to a Greener Future The relentless surge in energy prices and growing concerns about global warming are motivating many of us to change the way we use energy. Compared with the same period a year earlier, Americans drove 22 billion fewer miles from last November through April. Demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient […]

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Springfield’s Death Is Greatly Exaggerated, but

Springfield, which had been doing somewhat better in the public-relations department of late, suffered a potentially significant setback recently, when it landed on one of those lists that no city wants to be on. In this case, it was a compilation from Forbes.com of the nation’s “fastest-dying cities.” Springfield is right there, along with Buffalo, […]

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