Features by Gigi Douban

A pothole for bike-sharing programs: helmets

Ridership goes down when they are required, research shows.
Posted In: safety, bicycling, helmet
The New England Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

How the NFL made itself a year-round sport

Scattering events over many months keeps fans buzzing on Facebook and Twitter.
Posted In: NFL, football, culture

Using colleges' names? They're looking for you.

Universities are aggressive about protecting their trademark rights.
Posted In: baking, college, Food

Stop thinking Netflix is a movie service

Parting ways with Epix won't be a big blow. It's focusing on its own programming.
Posted In: hulu, netflix, movies

Expect more volatility. But don't let it freak you out

The hallmark of Wall Street activity this week has been volatility. Expect more.
Posted In: Wall Street, stock markets, investment, Volatility, trading

'Don't panic' is good advice even if you're retiring

Are you 65? Don't put your savings in stock, but don't sell at the bottom, either.
Posted In: Retirement, Financial advisers, finance
An Everest College campus in Milwaukee.

Who wins, loses in Corinthian's bankruptcy plan?

Officials say the proposal shields the for-profit college from lawsuits.
Posted In: Corinthian Colleges, bankruptcy, higher education
The average FICO score is the highest it's been since 2005.

Credit: What's in your wallet?

Americans' FICO scores are on the rise. What's going on?
Posted In: credit score, consumers, Credit Cards
A Shell gas station. Because of refinery issues, gas prices have shot up in the Midwest.

Oil prices are low, but some states see gas prices spike

Gas consumption is up, and refineries are running near peak capacity. When one breaks down, gas prices jump.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices, midwest


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