Features by Jill Barshay

Hollywood banks on summer sequels

Beyond Iron Man 2, Hollywood is coming out with 10 sequels this summer. And to take advantage of the foreign markets before they go World Cup crazy, Paramount decided to release Iron Man 2 overseas first. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

JFK to build new cargo warehouse

Plans are underway to build a cargo warehouse at New York's JFK airport, the first in nearly a decade. This bodes well for the health of global trade, as JFK handles more cargo than most airports in the world. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Airlines

What rise in consumer spending means

The Commerce Department says consumers stepped up their spending in March. But even though we're spending more, we aren't really bringing in any more money. Are we back to our old ways? Jill Barshay reports.

Energy firms mount offshore defense

The government says the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is five times worse than originally thought. With 5,000 barrels of oil leaking every day, the spill is prompting new questions about the Obama administration's plan to expand offshore drilling. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Oil

Plastic pushes up Dow Chemical profits

Strong profits from big companies sent the stock market up today, and one of them was Dow Chemical. Its net income surged almost 2300%. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Turnaround coming for U.S. car sales

Auto analysts anticipate an increase in U.S. car sales as the economy picks up again. Many of the new vehicles will also be manufactured domestically. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Auto

Businesses fret over AZ immigration bill

Arizona is deciding whether or not to veto the country's toughest immigration bill. Some business leaders worry it force some businesses to leave the state. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Immigration

No more 'bar cars' on train to NYC

The Metro North line between New York City and Stamford, Conn. has a bar car that allows Wall Street types to have a commuter happy hour. But the state legislature is nixing them in favor of more seats. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

NYC doormen may strike at midnight

New York City's doormen could potentially walk out the door tonight in response to proposed benefit cutbacks by building owners. Jill Barshay explores the roles of doormen, who don't live the posh lives you might expect.
Posted In: Jobs, New York

NYC real estate sways CALPER policy

After what happened with Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan, CALPERS is expected to adopt a new policy to stop investing in real estate deals that convert apartments with controlled rents to much higher market rates. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing


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