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'On the Floor' with a former investment banker

Jul 11, 2013
In her latest novel, author Aifric Campbell details the cutthroat and high-flying world of finance in the early '90s.
Posted In: traders

How 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire' showed ratings didn't matter

Jul 4, 2013
A look at how cable dramas changed the business of television.
Posted In: Entertainment, television, cable TV

LEGO my turnaround: When innovation hurts

Jun 25, 2013
LEGO almost went out of business in the early 2000s thanks to an over innovation frenzy. How did the company get back to the brick?
Posted In: lego, toys, Retail, innovation

The reinvention of LEGO

Jun 21, 2013
University of Pennsylvania professor Dave Robertson writes about the company and how it recovered from its near-death experience.
Posted In: lego

Is the industrial Midwest gone forever?

Jun 18, 2013
The Midwest was once the industrial heartland of America -- in many towns, local businesses and high schools were completely integrated into the industrial life of the region.
Posted In: midwest, Michigan, auto industry

Sleepless in...Hollywood and the rise of the franchise

Jun 12, 2013
"Sleepless in Seattle" producer Lynda Obst explains why studios can't stop making sequels.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment

A look inside the secret home for central bankers

Jun 5, 2013
A nondescript office building in Basel, Switzerland, houses one of the most powerful commercial banks in the world. But only central bankers are allowed to pass.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Switzerland, Federal Reserve, bank

Preserving fertility for the low price of $50,000

May 23, 2013
For one woman, $50,000 on a new technology to freeze her eggs was worth the expense.
Posted In: women, family, families

A 21st century Thoreau on living debt-free

May 14, 2013
Ken Ilgunas spent two years obsessively paying off the $32,000 he owed on his student loans. And when he decided to go back to school for a graduate degree, he figured out a way to come out the other side debt-free.
Posted In: student debt, frugality

Addiction might be a click closer than you think

May 7, 2013
There's a fine line that separates addicts from the rest of us, a new book argues. It's not just booze and cocaine you should be worried about, but Twitter and cakes.
Posted In: addiction

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