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Features by Gigi Douban

Why are so many holidays on Mondays?

Some worry that people are too busy spending to remember why they have a day off.

A new game for neighborhood parks: marketing

Public parks are trying to get people away from screens and into the community.
Posted In: urban parks, marketing

New York begins free universal pre-kindergarten

Free universal pre-K begins as part of an initiative by new mayor Bill de Blasio.
Posted In: preschool, day care, New York

Co-working gains steam, so is the business behind it

We explore whether this new office business model is here to stay.
Posted In: coworking, Sharing, telecommuting, office
Wal-Mart

Is Wal-Mart rethinking its business approach?

How will Wal-Mart's socially-responsible initiatives fit with its corporate goals?
Posted In: Wal-Mart, marketing

School staffing up nearly 400%, but not with teachers

Hiring teacher's aides played a big part in this increase. We look at the 'why'.
Posted In: teachers, schools, Education, News
Wells Fargo bank

Wells Fargo, other big banks could see lower profits

Wells Fargo has 17 quarters of positive earnings, but that might change on Friday.
Posted In: Wells Fargo, Banks
Facebook

Facebook's unassuming jobs program

Facebook and other corporations are pouring money into colleges. Why?
Posted In: Facebook, public universities

Inside the economics of the delivery room

New guidelines for doctors urge fewer C-sections and more natural births.
Posted In: birth, hospitals
Spiegel catalogs still come to your door.

Why retailers still bother to print catalogs

Thought online retail would've killed off catalogs by now? Not so fast.
Posted In: catalogs, online retail

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