Features by Gigi Douban

Lufthansa to charge extra for using other websites

The German airline wants customers to book directly through its own system.
Posted In: Lufthansa, air travel, Airlines
A J. Crew logo is seen on a glass door of one of its retail clothing stores in Chicago, Illinois.

Sweater snafus unravel J.Crew's quarterly earnings

Sales were off more than 5 percent from last year at the fashion retailer.
Posted In: fashion, J Crew, sales

In drenched Texas, the drought may be over ... or not

Identifying the end of a dry period can be as hard as dating the beginning of one.
Posted In: texas, drought, Houston
An airline staff member feeds a race horse in October 2008 at the Animal Lounge at Frankfurt's international airport, after the animal was flown back from an equestrian tournament in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

When horses fly

Leg room costs extra on flights, whether you have two feet or four.
Posted In: horses, airplane travel, airline industry, pilots, horse racing
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


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