Features by Gigi Douban
Posted In: Fed, bond buying, tapering, 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: drugs, addiction
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: Walgreens, CVS, health care
Walgreens and CVS both announce earnings this week. Company results will reflect the run-up to Obamacare.
Posted In: Taxes, Retail, holiday shopping
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: tips, restaurants, food and drink, Twitter
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: GDP, Seinfeld, Kardashians, television
The government changes the way it calculates the country's economic growth.
Posted In: General Growth, Simon Property Group, Malls, Retail
Shopping mall firms struggled during the recession and are still digging out.
Posted In: mobile homes, RVs, real estate, foreclosure
The mobile home industry had its heyday 15 years ago. Since then, sales have fallen by about 90 percent.
Posted In: regulations, OSHA, Chemical Safety Board, texas, fertilizer plants
Following the blast of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the push for new regulations appears to have stalled out.
Posted In: middle class, Obama, Economy, Illinois
Who earns median wage and what kind of education, housing, healthcare and retirement savings can they afford?