Features by Janet Babin
Posted In: Airlines
The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a nationwide review of air traffic safety. And a top agency official resigned. Henry Krakowski's resignation follows a series of high-profile mishaps where controllers have reportedly fallen asleep while working overnight shifts.
In the 1995 shutdown, the web wasn't ubiquitous. Now government agencies have websites, blogs, Twitter accounts, and lots of their workers have Blackberries.
Posted In: Jobs
Mich. passed a law to cut unemployment benefits to 20 weeks. Other states hit hard by the recession could soon follow suit.
Posted In: Retail
Catalog retailer will eliminate shipping charges, not just during the holidays. Other stores consider adding free shipping to stay competitive with e-retailers.
Posted In: Travel
Japanese tourism is a big part of Hawaii's economy, and it looks to see a drop off of about 30 percent this spring.
The air freshener will pass the $1 billion sales mark this week, while the rest of the industry continues to see sales decline.
LVMH, whose brands include Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Celine, is adding Italian jeweler Bulgari to its luxury line-up for nearly $6 billion. At a time when many brands are going down market to boost sales, LVMH has figured out how to succeed by staying elite.
Slow growth in employment is still a concern.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs
Increased productivity from employees is good, but at some point employers need to hire more of them.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs
With over 15 million viewers, and more than 200 employees, "Two and a Half Men" led CBS's Monday night comedy lineup. But after Charlie Sheen's public breakdown and subsequent media missteps, CBS has canceled this season of its popular show. Janet Babin has more.