Features by Gigi Douban

 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana.

How discrimination fits into the business model

Businesses can bounce unwanted customers, but not whole classes of customers.
Posted In: Indiana, gay rights, customer service
A house clearly marked for sale in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Do higher home prices mean the market is rebounding?

The answer is complicated, thanks to that basic economic rule: supply and demand.
Posted In: Housing, home sales
Fewer people are buying homes, and even less are putting their homes up for sale.

Existing home sales report reveals caution

Existing home sales report shows cautious homeowners and home buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home sales, housing crisis
A woman uses the music streaming service Spotify to listen to music on her iPhone.

The music industry sings a sorrowful, flat note

The industry takes in only half the revenue it did at its peak.
Posted In: music streaming, CDs, buying music

Some same-sex couples still struggle at tax time

Living in a state that doesn't recognize same-sex marriages can mean multiple income-tax returns.
Posted In: gay, gay marriage, Taxes, federal taxes, income taxes
A General Motors' worker assembles a Cadillac ATS on the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, 2012.

Ahead of labor talks, GM puts pressure on itself

GM's $10 billion shareholder payout could have autoworkers pushing for a raise.
Posted In: GM, labor, negotiations, United Auto Workers

Goldman Sachs could lose a financial weapon

The Federal Reserve might put limits on the bank's buying back of its own stock.
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, stock buybacks, Federal Reserve
A salesman shows off a Microsoft Surface outside a Microsoft pop-up store in New York.

It's getting harder to sell sales jobs

The tech industry is especially having difficulty finding qualified people who want to sell
Posted In: first job, sales, Jobs

Ads shown before YouTube ISIS video

Algorithms created awkward ad placement.
Posted In: YouTube, ads, targeted adds


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