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Features by Dan Bobkoff

How to get a vacation for 'free'

You don’t have spend big to earn enough reward points for a free trip. But there are risks to getting credit cards just for their bonus points.
Posted In: Travel, discount travel, vacation

Can money buy good teachers?

One charter school in Manhattan is banking on high teacher salaries leading to higher student achievement.
Posted In: Education, teachers

Super Bowl ad flops

Even if you don't actually watch the Super Bowl game, everyone watches the Super Bowl ads. And that means big opportunity for T.V. advertisers: a memorable Super Bowl commercial can either make -- or break -- a brand.
Posted In: Super Bowl, Super Bowl commercials

Aubrey McClendon to step down from Chesapeake Energy

Shares of natural gas company Chesapeake Energy are up after its embattled CEO announced he is retiring.
Posted In: natural gas, Chesapeake Energy, Aubrey McClendon

Google unveils detailed North Korea map

Google's surprisingly detailed new maps of North Korea offer a view into the isolated nation that the world has never seen before.
Posted In: North Korea, Google, google maps

New credit card fees may be passed on to consumers

Using a credit card? Watch out for new 'swipe fees' being passed on from merchants to consumers.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Consumer Protection Act

Obama's economic challenges, part two

The crises Obama inherited have passed. But to push his new agenda, he’ll have to tackle thorny budget and debt issues constraining the economy.
Posted In: Barack Obama

Fed transcripts from 2007 show divided board

Newly released transcripts from 2007 show Federal Reserve officials were slow to act as the economy slid into recession.
Posted In: Economy, global recession, Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner

7-Eleven tries to retake Manhattan

After pulling up stakes in New York years ago, 7-Eleven has returned and is making Manhattan its top priority for rapid expansion
Posted In: 7-Eleven, fast food

What bank profits say, or don't, about the economy

JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs reported strong profit growth for 2012. But does their success reflect a stronger economy?
Posted In: JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, Goldman Sachs, Banks

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