Features by Curt Nickisch

Phone call for marketing

Seems that companies could take a lesson from the political landscape when it comes to effectively using social media and social marketing: Engage first, get money later. Curt Nickisch explains.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Study: Friends influence your weight

If your close friends become obese, it's likely you'll become obese, too. That's according to a study out today by the New England Journal of Medicine, which is framing obesity as a social disease. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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