Features by Dan Bobkoff
Posted In: Food, peanut butter, acquisition
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: Hurricane Sandy, Congress, natural disasters
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: zipcar, avis, rental car
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: fiscal cliff, payroll tax, Taxes
The 2 percent payroll tax rise means that a person who earns $50,000 a year will pay $1,000 more in taxes.
Posted In: Wall Street, fiscal cliff
Come Monday, if there’s no fiscal cliff deal, the best way for people to indicate their unhappiness is the markets.
Posted In: payroll tax, 2013, tax cuts
For two years, paychecks have been a little fatter thanks to a payroll-tax cut. But did it stimulate the economy, and what happens when it goes away?
Posted In: Amazon, netflix
Whether it’s Netflix and Amazon, or Apple and Google, companies that start off cooperating can turn into fierce competitors.
Posted In: Microsoft, windows 8
Microsoft launched Windows 8 to capture a share of the touch screen computing market. But PC sales are down and tablet competition is stiff
Posted In: Airlines, Jobs, Delta
Delta has at least 22,000 applicants for 400 flight attendant openings. Flying may have lost its glamour, but a job in the skies has other benefits.
Posted In: Sony, electronics, Japan, cameras, Panasonic, Sharp, tv
How many Sony, Panasonic or Sharp gadgets did you buy this year? Japan’s electronics giants have lost their competitiveness -- and perhaps creativity.