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Casey Kelly-Barton

Casey Kelly-Barton


Casey is a writer and journalist who follows the consumer goods, travel, and tech industries for The Motley Fool.

Recent articles

4 Tough Lessons from McDonald’s Employee-Site Missteps

Three ways companies can communicate smarter -- and one issue even the best communication can't fix.

How Auto Shazam Will Find New Music Superstars Faster Than Ever Before

Shazam's new iPhone always-on option tags all the music around users.

3 Ways Big Data Can Boost Vaccine Effectiveness

The new prescription for better public health is number crunches.

sriracha shortage

Who’s Getting Burned by Sriracha's Shipping Shutdown?

Distributors unprepared for 30-day stoppage

The Single Biggest Lesson from the Dot-Com Bubble

The final part of our look back at the top websites of 1999.

Glassdoor's 50 Best Big Companies to Work for in 2014

Get the inside scoop on the companies employees like best.

The 50 Best Mid-Size Places to Work in 2014

Foolishness, tech, social work, and “shocking” results in Glassdoor’s new survey.

How Avicii Is Turning EDM Into a Global Marketing Machine

Want to reach a young international audience? Hire a DJ.

4 Business Lessons from Old Media's Reaction to the Dot-Com Bubble

In 1999, was going to rewire the music business. TV would be eaten by a hoard of small video sites. What happened?

Business Lessons From Winners and Losers of the Dot-Com Bubble

Remember Did you carry a Palm Pilot back in the day? A look at what we can learn from the web's superstars before the dot-com crash of '01.

Will New Court Ruling Raise Sriracha's Price?

Expensive air-filtration equipment or expensive court fight? Either way, Huy Fong's expenses are almost certain to rise. Will rooster sauce fans panic?

Sardines at Monterey Bay by Allie Caulfield

Caught in the Sardine Shortage Net

Low Pacific sardine numbers may affect commercial fishing, foodies, and tourists.


LED Christmas Lights Finally Shine for Consumers

With prices dropping, sales of energy-efficient and longer-lasting LED lights are rising.


How Sriracha Became a Food Phenomenon Without Even Trying

Sriracha has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the food world. The secret? Make a great product, and get a little help from the internet.

Why Do U.S. Teens Have 'Spending Fatigue?'

It's not just the economy.

Want to Give Your Kids an Easy Million Dollars? Teach Them How to Negotiate

Use your words and earn an extra million or so bucks? Yes, please.

After Debt Ceiling and Government Shutdown Fiasco, Lawmakers Must Focus on Adding Value

After Congress' shutdown tantrum, we need to revisit the notion of adding value.

Fight the Anti-Vaccination Movement With Marketing Dollars

Some American parents don't see the need for important childhood immunizations. Vaccine makers and public health groups need to sharpen their message.