Features by Gigi Douban

The site of the Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant in December 2008.

Mixed feelings for landfill run deep in Alabama

Residents protest the dump that generates millions in revenue for poor rural area.
Posted In: landfill, Alabama, coal
IBM logo.

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
classical music

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


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