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Features by Gigi Douban

Walgreens, CVS hope for big earnings from Obamacare

Walgreens and CVS both announce earnings this week. Company results will reflect the run-up to Obamacare.
Posted In: Walgreens, CVS, health care

Sales tax holidays: Economic boost or lost state revenue?

From Massachusetts to Alabama, sales tax on everything from socks to laptops will be waived. But not every state wants to leave those tax dollars on the table.
Posted In: Taxes, Retail, holiday shopping

Lessons from the food truck worker who was fired over a tip-shaming tweet

A New York food truck worker who tweeted about a big company not leaving a tip on a big order lost his job over the tweet.
Posted In: tips, restaurants, food and drink, Twitter

Should U.S. GDP count 'The Bachelorette'?

The government changes the way it calculates the country's economic growth.
Posted In: GDP, Seinfeld, Kardashians, television

The mall is dead, long live the mall

Shopping mall firms struggled during the recession and are still digging out.
Posted In: General Growth, Simon Property Group, Malls, Retail

Mobile homes: The original housing bubble

The mobile home industry had its heyday 15 years ago. Since then, sales have fallen by about 90 percent.
Posted In: mobile homes, RVs, real estate, foreclosure

How Texas' deadly fertilizer fire hasn't changed Washington

Following the blast of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the push for new regulations appears to have stalled out.
Posted In: regulations, OSHA, Chemical Safety Board, texas, fertilizer plants

How much does the average American worker make?

Who earns median wage and what kind of education, housing, healthcare and retirement savings can they afford?
Posted In: middle class, Obama, Economy, Illinois

President Obama, Congress and the middle class

President Obama says he is going to refocus his efforts on the economy. How much can he really do?
Posted In: Boehner, Republicans, Obama, middle class, federal budget

Weight-loss drug Qsymia pushing for more sales

One of the Vivus' latest tactics is to market its drug straight to consumers. Starting this fall, you'll see Qsymia ads in magazines and on television. But it may still be too expensive for some.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, obesity, health care

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