Features By Curt Nickisch

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Keeping an eye on divesting investments

Mutual fund boards and money managers have basically one mission: get the best return for investors. Socially responsible investors often need to plow through the fine print. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Investing
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Maybe Hooters and Puritans don't mix

Hooters has shown strong growth nationally -- except in New England where the franchise known for its busty waitresses faces Chapter 7 bankruptcy and is liquidating. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Some businesses like the feel of SOX

Many companies say they are burdened by Sarbanes-Oxley, which encourages corporate transparency and better financial accounting. But some businesses have found the act to be a good fit. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Crime
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Lord of the games

Software maker Turbine is hoping to lure online gamers away from World of Warcraft and into Middle Earth to play its game out today based on Tolkien's popular "Lord of the Rings."
Posted In: Entertainment, Science
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Home for sale by YouTube

Realtors and sellers have discovered online video sites as a powerful new tool in a housing market that's increasingly friendly to buyers — and it's a trend that's saving everyone time.
Posted In: Housing, Science
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Faux diamonds sparking a gem war

This Valentine's Day, some consumers are opting for high-quality diamonds produced in a lab. They're cheaper and guilt-free — and the mined diamond industry isn't happy about it.
Posted In: Retail, Science
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Skycaps sue American over drop in tips

Boston's Skycaps have filed a class-action lawsuit against American Airlines, claiming tips have tanked since the airline started charging $2 for each bag checked curbside. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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Puttin' Taj on the Ritz

The original Ritz-Carlton in Boston gets a new owner today and, yes, Mumbai-based Taj Hotels will change the iconic hotel's name. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Travel
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Still golfing in the Northeast

Unseasonably warm weather is putting the hurt on New England's multi-billion dollar winter recreation industry, but the region's golf courses are basking in it. Curt Nickisch reports.
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Delta pilots feed the hand that bites them

Delta Airlines is expected to get the go-ahead to end its pilot pension plan today. But only yesterday, its pilots rallied in support of their employer. Curt Nickisch explains.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

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