publication date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)

category: Business

clue: What do RadioShack, Color Tile, Tandy Leather, and a number of regional retail chains have in common?

explanation: Tandy founded Tandy Leather, and bought and sold a number of other businesses as his fortune grew, including Color Tile and RadioShack, which sold Tandy-branded computers. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland


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