Spend Matters Friday Latte

Keep it simple, stupid.
Economists Gently Suggest American Manufacturing Maybe Start Again With Something Simple Like A Ball -- After conducting an in-depth analysis of the nation's industrial output and long-term economic future, leading economists delicately suggested this week that maybe American manufacturers might want to think about abandoning their current products and start over with something nice and simple, such as a ball.

Risk aversion!
Blizzard of 2011 report will detail when to close Lake Shore Drive -- On Thursday, Emanuel disclosed that the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications is putting the final touches on the "after-action" report he demanded. "A lot of things were done right and [other] things need to be improved," the mayor said.

Heinz heads to the Netherlands.
Heinz to set up European supply chain hub -- Heinz is to set up a European supply chain hub in the Netherlands to consolidate and lead procurement, manufacturing, logistics and inventory control.

This is just awesome.
London boy breaks Seven Summits record with Everest climb -- A boy of 16 has become the youngest person in the world to scale the highest mountains in every continent. George Atkinson, from Surbiton, south-west London, began the Seven Summits challenge by scaling Kilimanjaro in 2005 and completed it by reaching the top of Mount Everest on Thursday.

- Sheena Moore

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