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Features by Dan Bobkoff

25 years after Black Monday, what lessons are learned

The markets tumbled Friday, but the declines were nothing compared to the Black Monday crash of Oct. 19, 1987. The Dow Jones shed 22 percent -- the equivalent of a 3,000-point drop today.
Posted In: markets, Black Monday, Wall Street, flash crash

Bloomberg moves to extend reach with super PAC

The New York mayor's new super PAC isn't the first time he's tried to change things nationally and around the world.
Posted In: Mike Bloomberg, philanthropy, smoking, money and power, New York, super PACs, super PAC

Did pop culture embrace Occupy Wall Street?

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, a question: What sort of mark did Occupy make on pop culture?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, Pop Culture

Insured see climbing rates, as coverage declines

Consumer advocates say there's a trend in the home insurance industry to lower coverage in order to keep rates from increasing too much.
Posted In: home insurance

When it comes to home insurance, read the fine print

Consumer advocates warn that some home insurers have been holding premiums steady by providing less coverage.
Posted In: home insurance

U.S. auto companies make big comeback

The major Detroit automakers, GM, Ford and Chrysler, are all operating their factories at 100 percent capacity, according to a new report by the Detroit News.
Posted In: Auto, Detroit

How consumers view the economy

The consumer confidence and consumer sentiment indices come out this week. Analysts will be looking to see what they tell us about the U.S. economic recovery.
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer sentiment

The 'Moneyball' of baseball ticket pricing

Pro sports teams now use dynamic pricing to keep pace with ticket brokers like StubHub.
Posted In: business of sports, baseball, New York Mets, stubhub

Manufacturing jobs rebound in Midwest

America added 3.1 percent more jobs in manufacturing over the last two years, with the Midwest leading the way.
Posted In: manufacturing

Are brick-and-mortar bank branches still necessary?

With more people banking online, banks are closing branches. But some community leaders say banks that provide face-to-face interactions are still important.
Posted In: Banks, branches

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