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Snow Business

March 16, 2023

Europe’s ski resorts haven’t been getting enough snow. Amedeo Reale isn’t worried. He’s the president of Sci Club 18, in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The town is in Italy’s Dolomite mountains. In 2026, the area will host the women’s Winter Olympics downhill…



Fossil for Sale

July 11, 2022

A dinosaur skeleton is going up for sale. Sotheby’s, the New York City auction house, made the announcement last week. The fossil will be part of a natural-history auction on July 28. The skeleton belonged to a Gorgosaurus, a cousin…



Books and Beyond

April 15, 2022

On March 14, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced 57th Street Books, in Chicago, Illinois, to close its doors. The store wouldn’t reopen for nearly a year and a half. During that time, director Jeff Deutsch was worried. Customers couldn’t come…



Sticky Situation

December 2, 2021

The province of Quebec, in Canada, typically produces 70% of the world’s maple syrup. This year, the harvest fell short. So in November, Quebec Maple Syrup Producers said they would release 50 million pounds of the sweet stuff from their…



Game On?

October 20, 2021

During the pandemic, board games became an entertainment lifeline for people stuck at home. Demand for them is still high. But now, the industry is feeling the effects of a global shipping crisis. And this crisis is hitting some companies…



Should Kids Run Businesses?

September 15, 2021

Running a business can be both complicated and rewarding. Should kids be allowed to take on that task? Some say running a business lets kids earn money and learn how to manage it. It’s never too early to pick up…



My Cool Job: Roller Coaster Engineer

June 1, 2021

Larry Chickola is the vice president and chief corporate engineer of Six Flags theme parks. He spoke to TFK’s Rebecca Mordechai about his job. I’ve always loved theme parks. Growing up, I would visit Cedar Point amusement park, in Sandusky,…



Short on Change

February 10, 2021

Jiyoon Han’s family owns Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters, a chain of coffee shops in New York and New Jersey. Some of them were closed for months because of COVID-19. When they reopened, employees had a problem: They kept running…



Do We Still Need Movie Theaters?

November 11, 2020

On October 5, Regal announced plans to temporarily close all of its theaters in the United States. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in home-streaming, many people are no longer going out to see movies. Instead, they’re watching…



TFK Talks with Apple’s Tim Cook

September 29, 2020

On September 15, Tech giant Apple announced its new products at a special event broadcast online. Usually, events like this are held live, in person, and are packed with reporters. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company did things…