Features by Gigi Douban

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks plays against the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Scott Walker has approved a $250 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Is a sports arena an investment or a subsidy?

Wisconsin, urged on by Gov. Scott Walker, will spend $250 million to help two New York hedge fund managers build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Posted In: Scott Walker, Wisconsin, milwaukee

Target's en Vogue marketing

Retailer puts its gloss on in the fall issue while shedding its discount image.
Posted In: Target, Vogue, clothing

Retail chains feel pressure from low consumer spending

Companies like Macy's are developing strategies to compete with online retail.
Posted In: Retail, Macy's, department stores
A Hertz car rental logo in Landover Hills, Maryland.

The car rental industry is strong, but Hertz struggles

Car sharing has yet to cut into its bread and butter: business travelers.
Posted In: Hertz, Earnings, sharing economy

Fines, fees add up when probation services go private

Companies use the power of public court to collect on traffic tickets.
Posted In: probation, traffic fines, private companies

Boutique gyms bulk up with specialized training

Fitness industry growth is not only in niche studios, but also discount gyms.
Posted In: fitness, gym, equipment
Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas.

One fossil fuel won't lower its emissions: natural gas

Natural gas produces only half the carbon-dioxide emissions as coal, but its emissions will grow as it continues to replace coal.
Posted In: Obama administration, carbon-dioxide emissions, natural gas
Victoria's Secret Angel Elsa Hosk attends a charity event at SoulCycle in New York City on July 8, 2015.

SoulCycle pedaling hard toward IPO

A question for investors: How much can a fitness fad grow?
Posted In: SoulCycle, IPO, sales
Yelp lost $1.3 million in this year's second quarter.

Shareholders' review of Yelp? Not five stars.

The platform's stock sank 25 percent after a second disappointing earnings report.
Posted In: Yelp, quarterly report, losses
Visitors look at Volkswagen cars at a Volkswagen Group showroom.

How did Volkswagen conquer the world?

For the first time, Volkswagen edges out Toyota as the world's biggest car maker.
Posted In: Volkswagen, carmakers, auto sales


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