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Features by Dan Bobkoff

Viral ads grab more Internet eyeballs

Advertising Age’s top 10 viral ads show that many ad campaigns now originate on the Internet rather than as TV commercials.
Posted In: advertising, viral

Concert will rain charity on Sandy victims

The 121212 concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden has raised more than $30 million, and the show hasn’t even started.
Posted In: Charity, Hurricane Sandy, concerts, Robin Hood foundation

Retailers could step up freebies for shoppers

As holiday season heads into the last stretch, retailers are gauging just how much they have to give away to get skittish shoppers to spend.
Posted In: Retail, holiday discounts, holiday shopping

Fannie Mae, big banks halt holiday evictions

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and some big banks will halt evictions from foreclosed homes during the holidays. Is this altruism or a publicity stunt?
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure

Bank of America backs off fees, again

After reversing a plan last year to charge a monthly fee for debit cards, Bank of America reportedly is delaying new checking account fees.
Posted In: Bank of America, checking account, fees

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

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