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Features by Dan Bobkoff

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

Warby Parker tries to re-focus eyeglass industry

Warby Parker sells quality glasses for $95, using in-house design and online sales to undercut high price mark ups by big players like Luxottica.
Posted In: eyeglasses, glasses, Warby Parker

AIG: 'Thanks for the bailout. See you in court?'

AIG board mulls whether to join a former CEO in suing the U.S. government for shortchanging shareholders in a $182 billion financial crisis bailout.
Posted In: AIG, bailout, bank bailout

Banks settle again, homeowners to get relief

In a costly day of legal settlements, 10 banks agree to pay $8.5 billion to four million homeowners for mishandling their foreclosures.
Posted In: Bank of America, Banks, foreclosure, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

After FTC win, can Google keep up search success?

The Federal Trade Commission has decided that Google is not being anti-competitive when it promotes its own services in search results.
Posted In: Google, antitrust, siri

Spam maker Hormel to buy Skippy peanut butter

The company best known for canned and deli meats is taking Skippy off the hands of the huge food conglomerate Unilever for a cool $700 million.
Posted In: Food, peanut butter, acquisition

Delay of federal Sandy relief package to squeeze state budgets

A $60 billion Sandy relief package passed the Senate in December, but House leadership reneged on its pledge to pass the bill before the end of the session.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Congress, natural disasters

Avis to buy Zipcar for $500 million

Avis Budget Group, one of the largest car-rental companies, will merge its traditional car rental services with Zipcar's up-start model.
Posted In: zipcar, avis, rental car

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