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Features by Jill Barshay

NYC community gardens threatened by commercial development

Urban gardeners in New York City are protesting proposed rules that would allow currently banned commercial development of city-owned community gardens.
Posted In: Agriculture

Firms bring outsourced jobs 'onshore'

More U.S. employers are bringing jobs they outsourced to low-wage countries back to America. Jill Barshay reports on "on-shoring."
Posted In: Jobs

Are Internet apps killing the telephone number?

Internet apps from Vonage to Skype are making the act of dialing a telephone number obsolete.
Posted In: Internet

Low interest rates affect fixed income investments

It's a great time to get a loan -- interest rates are low low low. But the low interest rates negatively impact retirees who expected more from their fixed income investments.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Illegal immigrant 'snitches' use up 10,000 visas in crime-assistance

Illegal immigrants who report being the victim of a major crime can get working papers to cooperate with police. This year, enough illegal immigrants reported crimes to use up all 10,000 allotted visa slots.
Posted In: Crime, Immigration

NBA teams line up for LeBron James

NBA star LeBron James is set to become a free agent, and teams across the league are pulling all the stops to try and lure him away from the Cleveland Cavaliers. If any succeed, the move could be devastating for city finances. Jill Barshay reports.

Ad spending finally on the rise

Jill Barshay reports TV execs and others are finally feeling more optimistic about attracting those ad dollars.

More states join lawsuit against health care reform

Seven more states joined a lawsuit against the Obama administration's health care plan, making for a total of 21 states protesting the U.S. mandate to buy health insurance. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health

Ford's European style keeps it going

Ford has managed to have four straight profitable quarters and a rising stock price without any government help. The secret: Americans' love for trendy, European-style cars. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Auto

BP using problematic chemical to disperse oil

BP has bought a stockpile of a chemical called Corexit to use on the oil slick, a product that breaks up the slick into tiny droplets that sink underwater. Environmentalists worry the toxic material will hurt sea life. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Oil

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