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Features by Gigi Douban

A new magazine takes off, but only in first class seats

United debuts an in-flight magazine, titled Rhapsody, for high-end and business travelers.
Posted In: Airlines, UAL, rhapsody, publishing

New job title: Mansion reporter

Publications are hiring reporters to cover the luxury life. Could you qualify?
Posted In: luxury, wealth, Jobs

Tapering tops the agenda at the Federal Reserve

The Fed buys billions of dollars worth of bonds each month to pump cash into our financial system. The question in front of the the Fed Board today: when should they start to slow the buying down.
Posted In: Fed, bond buying, tapering, Federal Reserve

Heroin use on the rise in rural areas

The number of first-time heroin users in the U.S. is on the rise, and overall, heroin use went up 66 percent in 2011.
Posted In: drugs, addiction

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

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