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The Flea Circus
Dueling dealers! $1,000 T-shirts! Homemade fruit spreads! In the age of eBay, the Rose Bowl market’s still got it.... More >>

On Fire Island Ferries, Aging Mariners Seek Successors
With its senior captains reaching retirement age, a Fire Island ferry service seeks replacements to transport vacationers, celebrities and bagels.... More >>

the trade: The Handbag Hopefuls
Emily Blumenthal mentors a new generation of purse designers.... More >>

Field Trips: The Calming Art of Terrarium Building
At Twig, a plant studio in Brooklyn, one can learn about moss and its expansive possibilities.... More >>

A Nasdaq for Sneakerheads? E-Commerce Site Aims to Tame ‘Chaos’ of Luxury Market
The founders of StockX believe a stock market model can help level the playing field for high-end items, even if it can’t help average consumers afford them.... More >>

Bags of Cash and Stealthy Deliveries: How Pot Start-Ups Pay Taxes
Marijuana sales are now legal in 30 states. But the federal government has not made it easy for the owners of those businesses to pay their taxes.... More >>

Like a Tattoo, This Wedding Favor Is Forever
“There were some people who were too drunk to get tattoos,” said one bride. So, a groomsman became an informal ink bouncer. Others have been “just drunk enough to concede.”... More >>

Some Said They’d Flee Trump’s America. These People Actually Did.
Like modern-day von Trapps, minus the singing, families are climbing mountains and fording streams with nothing but backpacks and a Wi-Fi connection.... More >>

The Dress Doctor Is In
Dawnn Karen of the Fashion Institute of Technology is a leader in the growing field of fashion psychology — or why we want what we think we want.... More >>

These Triplet Models Want to Take This Town by the Throat
Arianna Levesque is the stylist and designer; Andrea the photographer; and Athena the actress. But they always market themselves as one.... More >>

Entrepreneurship: Bringing a Personal Touch to Plus-Size Fashion
Spurred by an underserved market, entrepreneurs are offering personalized service to women seeking stylish clothing in larger sizes.... More >>

New Jersey Is Last State to Insist at Gas Stations: Don’t Touch That Pump
As of Jan. 1, the only other holdout, Oregon, allows people in certain counties to fuel up their cars themselves.... More >>

In a Complex Tax Bill, Let the Hunt for Loopholes Begin
A 2004 change by Congress, meant to foster domestic manufacturing, may provide a cautionary tale: You can mine a lot of tax breaks from just one word.... More >>

Entrepreneurship: California Marijuana Start-Ups, Shut Out From Banks, Turn to Private Backing
As recreational marijuana becomes legal there on Jan 1., entrepreneurs will be rushing in to a nascent market. But finding expertise and financing will be challenging.... More >>

Many Unhappy Returns? Online Holiday Shopping’s Big Hangover
Boxing Day has a new meaning in the era of e-commerce: packing and shipping or lugging back stuff bought in those gleeful clicking sprees.... More >>

Somewhere Between a Food Truck and a Food Tent, You’ll Find a Cubert
The portable, foldable, self-contained vendor booth is the newest innovation in mobile food service.... More >>

Entrepreneurship: Giving a Family Business a Jolt With Coffee That Empowers Women
When Alyza Bohbot’s parents considered selling their roasting company, she took over instead, with a mission to create an “unapologetically feminine” brand.... More >>

The Times in Person: Readers in Michigan: We Need More Skills, Not More Jobs
After an article is published about a “job creator” in a state that voted for Donald Trump, new on-the-ground conversations add richness and depth.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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