Features by Curt Nickisch

The fireworks show must go on

Some cash-strapped cities and towns are nixing Fourth of July celebrations because they can't afford expensive fireworks displays. But one Massachusetts town won't let the economy ruin its holiday. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Economy

People are going to museums again

Attendance is up at museums nationwide, thanks to cheap-to-free admission when budgets are ever tightening. Curt Nickisch visits museums in Boston to find out what they're doing to get people walking through the door.

Social networking your way to a job

Social networks are becoming a prime place to search for jobs as unemployment numbers continue to rise. Whether its through blogs, Twitter or Facebook, people are seeking out potential employers through alternative online sources.
Posted In: Jobs

Advertisers face changes at the Globe

The Boston Globe's survival has many area advertisers breathing a sigh of relief. It may not have the same selling power as it did in its heydey, but ad space in the newspaper is still vital to many. Curt Nickisch reports.

Clean energy sector is heating up fast

Never mind the sagging economy, investment in American clean energy companies reached an all-time high last quarter. But is this just another bubble waiting to burst? Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Investing

A stadium-sized financial seminar

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is holding a foreclosure workshop today. Hoping to bring together troubled borrowers, the seminar is being held at a pro football stadium. Curt Nickisch has more.
Posted In: Sports

Mass. lender can't aid 40,000 students

Families in Massachusetts had been counting on a state-run lending agency for college aid, but tough times on the credit markets mean students will have to turn elsewhere. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Education

Rockies fans eating crow

It's been a week since the Boston Red Sox defeated the Colorado Rockies in the World Series, and fans in Denver are paying up friendly wages in the form of fine food. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Sports

Setting a stage to feel 'at home'

Have a home that just won't sell? One reason might be the soft market, or you're asking too much money for it . . . or you could just be a slob. If that's the case, you could do what Curt Nickisch did and hire a professional home stager.
Posted In: Housing

We pay more for Third-World tech

The price for a low-cost laptop designed for Third World countries is actually twice as high for Americans than for foreign governments. But Curt Nickisch reports that it's still one of the cheapest laptops around.
Posted In: Charity


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