Features by Alisa Roth

Used car prices rise amid economic worries

Higher demand and tighter supply have raised used car prices, in some cases close to the cost of a new model.
Posted In: Auto

European debt crisis helps, hurts airlines

Thanks to a weak euro, there is a bump in tourism now, but prolonged economic woes will pull down airline profits.
Posted In: Airlines

Prices rises squeeze food producers, retailers

Food conglomerate ConAgra reports quarterly results and finds itself caught in price pressures from the farm and in the supermarket.
Posted In: Food

Free trade agreements delayed by job support program

The ground work for negotiating three trade agreements are beginning in Congress, but there's a political argument over a longstanding program that helps re-train workers who have lost their jobs because of foreign competition.
Posted In: Jobs

More than 15% of Americans go hungry

The latest government figures show nearly 50 million Americans don't have enough to eat, about the same since the recession began.
Posted In: Economy

Carmakers to report August sales

A volatile stock market and a hurricane are likely to have hurt car sales, but pent-up demand and aging cars have buyers in the showrooms.
Posted In: Auto

Automakers cut cylinders from engines to meet fuel standards

With new M.P.G. minimums, car companies have to find way to be fuel-efficient. Is it possible to have a high-performance car that sips gasoline?
Posted In: Auto

Barnes & Noble posts another loss, not as bad as expected

One major rival is gone, but bookseller Barnes & Noble is still trying make bookstores work in an increasingly digital world.
Posted In: Retail

Turkey moves forward with nuclear energy plans

After the nuclear disaster in Japan, many countries moved to phase out nuclear energy. But Turkey is holding fast to its plans to build three new plants.

Palestinians suffering from missing salaries

Arab countries who were supposed to contribute to Palestinian Authority salaries say they need the money at home. It's estimated about a million people depend on that income


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