Features By Jill Barshay

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Maine closes last U.S. sardine cannery

Maine claims to have been the Sardine Capital of the World. But with Bumble Bee Foods closing the state's last sardine canning facility, the industry won't only disappear in Maine, but in the U.S. as well. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Food, Jobs
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Obama sets plan for changes at NASA

President Obama wants to change how NASA explores space and is also set to pull the plug on human trips to Mars and the moon. This cut would mean big job losses in Florida. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Science
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AT&T rebranding may be a bit vague

AT&T's new ad campaign focuses on the products the company has to offer beyond phone service. But the way the campaign tries to sell you may be a bit confusing for consumers to understand. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Science
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Calorie displays don't scare Starbucks

Starbucks lobbied for lawmakers to require calorie displays at restaurants as part of the new health reform. After New York started requiring calories on menus, the coffee giant learned it could help business. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Food, Health
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Prepaid cards picking up in popularity

Beyond their handy use as gifts, prepaid cards are being used increasingly to distribute rebates, payroll and even Social Security payments. But for all of their convenience, they can be trouble at the register. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Retail
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Stores gear up for post-Christmas rush

If you celebrate Christmas, this is a day for opening presents, not buying them. But for America's retailers there's always tomorrow. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Retail
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Some AIG bonuses still not repaid

AIG executives are slated for more big bonuses in the new year. But some execs still haven't paid back all they promised to return from their 2009 bonuses. Jill Barshay reports.
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Big shopping weekend buried by snow

The last weekend before Christmas is traditionally the biggest shopping weekend of the year. But with record snowfall piling up on the East Coast, a lot of stores didn't get the crowds they hoped for -- except those on the Web. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail
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Investors tapped as rating agencies

Insurance regulators are looking to some of the nation's most sophisticated bond investors to act as rating agencies. Some experts think they'd probably do a better job. Jill Barshay reports.
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Biz execs push gov't on climate change

Business executives are planning to turn up at Capitol Hill to encourage Congress to pass a new law cutting greenhouse gases. Jill Barshay reports.

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