Andrea Gardner is a journalism professor and writer in Pasadena, Calif.

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Features by Andrea Gardner

Television is tuned into Comic-Con

More than 70 TV shows will be at the comic book convention, whether they're sci-fi or not.
Posted In: Entertainment

U.S. tennis tries to net more young players

The United States Tennis Association has launched a program to hook younger players by shrinking courts and racquets. The hope is to grow interest in the sport and help produce more American champions.
Posted In: Sports

Mobile apps turn smartphones into the world's greatest bargain hunter

Smartphone Apps are already changing our daily lives, but could they also be changing the way we shop? The ShopSavvy app turns your phone into a bar code scanner, search engine, and sales clerk. Andrea Gardner has more.

How well will high speed rails work?

The federal government has been hailing high speed rail systems as the mode of transportation of the future. But considering the trains will have to share lines with freight trains, is it really the smart choice? Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Transportation

Impact of parents embracing generics

Johnson & Johnson has lost millions of dollars in sales this year, after recalling more than 100 million bottles of children's Tylenol, Motrin and Benedryl. As Andrea Gardner explains, the effects could be tough for J&J to swallow.
Posted In: Health

Has the recession changed job fairs?

On this Labor Day, there are just under 15 million people who are out of work in the U.S. So many are heading to a job fair. But has the form and function of job fairs changed during the Great Recession? Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Has the recession changed job fairs?

At least 15 million people are out of work in the U.S., so many are heading to a job fair. But has the form and function of job fairs changed during the Great Recession? Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Jobs

The business of doing more with less

Companies don't usually spend a lot of time trimming the little things when the economy's humming along. But when it's not, every last nickel counts. Finding those nickels is a business opportunity in itself. Andrea Gardner explains.
Posted In: Economy

Buying green, but not for the planet

Sometimes the real reason people buy green is not always Mother Earth, and the marketing for those products is starting to reflect that. Andrea Gardner reports.

Areva buys Ausra for solar power-up

French nuclear power giant Areva is buying Ausra, a Silicon Valley solar start-up, with hopes of dominating the solar thermal power market. Sarah Gardner explains who gets what out of the deal and why Areva might be looked at as a French GE.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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