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Features by Gigi Douban

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States take back some economic incentives

Businesses that don't make good on promised jobs are seeing their benefits suspended.
Posted In: IBM, incentives, businesses

Parent Gap Inc. benefits as Old Navy gets stylish

But the Gap retail stores are suffering from an identity crisis.
Posted In: Gap, Old Navy, clothes

Even with insurance, people avoid the doctor

Insurance plans with high deductibles and co-pays, mean rising out-of-pocket costs.
Posted In: health insurance, deductibles, finances

Wal-Mart reports results after hiking workers' pay

Will the costs of Wal-Mart's much-publicized pay hike hurt its bottom line?
Posted In: Walmart, quarterly report, employees
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Classical music sales enter 'survival mode'

Beethoven needs more of Beyonce's audiences — young and diverse.
Posted In: classical music, buying music, music sales

Why Jeeps are turning into luxury SUVs

Jeep is entering the luxury SUV competition as SUV sales roar back.
Posted In: SUV, luxury cars, Jaguar
Shaquille O'Neal smiles at the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, part of the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend.

In the NBA, 'Hack-a-Shaq' is fouling ratings, too

The strategy of fouling bad free-throw shooters can be effective, but slows the game
Posted In: Sports, basketball, football, advertising

Russia and China team up in agriculture

A $2 billion fund will finance agriculture ventures along their border.
Posted In: Russia, China, Agriculture
The unhappy recipient of a badly cooked meal takes the offending dish to the kitchen to show the chef.

Kitchen appliances are back in fashion

A growing interest in cooking has given small appliances a comeback.
Posted In: home, Housing, consumer

One rare-disease biotech company buys another

Alexion, which has one drug on the market, is purchasing Synageva, which has none.
Posted In: biotech, merger, prescription drugs

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