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Features by Dan Bobkoff

Why fast-food workers struggle to unionize

A walk-out by workers at several fast-food chains in New York marks latest effort to organize an industry with high worker turnover.
Posted In: McDonald's, strike, protests, union, fast food, labor

In insider trading cases, getting to the top of the food chain

Insider trading charges could be coming to one of the nation’s biggest hedge funds: SAC Capital Advisors. But will investigators implicate the hedge fund's owner?
Posted In: insider trading, hedge funds

If it's Monday, name that shopping day

Branded shopping days clutter the week that starts on Thanksgiving eve. With so many gimmicks, what’s the value of each one?
Posted In: Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Cleveland Plain Dealer reporters launch pre-emptive strike

Expecting an end to daily publication, the paper's journalists are trying to get public support before cuts are announced.
Posted In: cleveland, newspaper, Times Picayune

Hostess closes, liquidators poised to move in

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, won court approval to wind down. Who will sell of its brands and factories? Companies called liquidators.
Posted In: Hostess, Twinkies

Rally suggests fiscal cliff deal is done

Wall Street rallies on optimism that a deal will be reached to avoid the fiscal cliff. Nevermind that Congress is on recess and Obama is in Asia.
Posted In: Wall Street, fiscal cliff

BP to cop to criminal charges in Gulf oil spill

BP to pay $4.5 billion to settle criminal charges related to Deepwater Horizon. But what does it mean when a company is a felon?
Posted In: BP, bp oil spill

Firms point finger at Sandy for poor results

The recent storm is being blamed by firms who see a drop in profits or performance, but some doubt the poor results can really be blamed on the weather.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

Business loses little sleep over fiscal cliff

Headlines aside, many businesspeople play down the threat of the fiscal cliff. Some worry a political compromise could be worse.
Posted In: fiscal cliff

New York landlords urged to house Sandy victims

Government officials are working with New York City landlords on a plan to house storm victims in vacant apartments.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

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