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Features by Jaclyn Giovis

Irony Watch: Atkins diet food company sold to owners of Carvel ice cream, Cinnabon

Atkins Nutritional Holdings, the company best-known for the low-carb Atkins diet, has new owners. And they have a sweet tooth....
Posted In: Atkins, private equity

Consumer watchdog boss pushes ahead in interim role

Elizabeth Warren says she's more focused on protecting consumers than securing a permanent job in her role as interim head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Posted In: Credit Cards, Economy

MIDDAY UPDATE: Tax cut plan reactions, immigration law, British pubs

Investors are dumping government bonds in reaction to President Obama's announcement Tuesday to extend tax cuts, unemployment benefits and other...
Posted In: mid-day update, Obama, stimulus program, Supreme Court, tax cuts

MIDDAY UPDATE: Tax cut deal reached, Citigroup

President Obama and Congress have reached a truce. Obama agreed to keep the Bush-era tax rates the same for all Americans for two years, and in...
Posted In: Citigroup, Congress, economic downturn, economic stimulus, mid-day update, Obama, tax cuts

MIDDAY UPDATE: Bernanke defends Fed policy, again; possible bipartisan compromise on tax cuts

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared on the CBS news program "60 Minutes" for the second time since the end of the financial crisis to...
Posted In: Auto, Bernanke, Congress, Federal Reserve, free trade, mid-day update, tax cuts

MIDDAY UPDATE: Unemployment hits 9.8 percent; Congress turns down the volume on TV commercials

The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent in November from 9.6 percent, marking the highest jobless rate since April. The Labor Department...
Posted In: Congress, Jobs, mid-day update, TV commercials, Unemployment, Verizon

EU announces Google antitrust investigation; Google in talks to buy Groupon

The European Commission is launching an investigation into whether Internet giant Google has abused its dominant market position in online searches...
Posted In: antitrust, EU, Google, investigation

Cyber Monday: Shoppers surf the Web for savings, free shipping offers

Holiday savings are just a click away for online shoppers today. After a busy weekend at stores, retailers today are making their big online sal...
Posted In: Cyber Monday, holiday, holiday discounts, Retail, shopping

Irish bailout: Ireland receives $113 billion to save banks, pay down deficit

UPDATE: Ireland will receive a $113 billion bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund to save its banks and pay down its de...
Posted In: bailout, EU, international monetary fund, Ireland

Luxury retailers are poised for solid holiday sales

'Bling,' expensive clothing, and other high-end goods are expected to be in high demand this year as wealthy shoppers open their wallets
Posted In: Retail

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