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Features by Jill Barshay

DOJ wants monopolists to play nicer

Obama's new antitrust chief Christine Varney promised the administration would be tough on companies that violate anti-monopoly laws. This likely means more suits against big business. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Job indicators review overall outlook

This morning's unemployment numbers report was just one of a few jobs indicators to come out in the last few days. Jill Barshay reviews what these indicators say about job losses overall.
Posted In: Jobs

Gender pay gap may be shrinking

Women's pay has been stuck for years at about 78 cents for every dollar that a man earns. But because 4 out of 5 job cuts in the recession have been men, that pay gap may be closing. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Will budget cuts make a difference?

President Obama is ordering members of his cabinet to trim $100 million from the federal budget over the next 90 days. Will the cuts really make a difference? Jill Barshay reports.

Fox, Regal don't see eye to eye on 3-D

Some people think the future of the movie industry is in 3-D films. But a battle is brewing between Fox and theater chain Regal Entertainment Group over who will pick up the tab for 3-D glasses. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Investors expecting less can get more

A string of bad investing news is expected in the weeks to come. But with many investors factoring in a likely disappointing outcome, the market may rally over better-than-expected results. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Investing

Fed considers move on Treasury bills

Fed policymakers start their latest two-day meeting today, and there's new talk the Fed will buy longer-term Treasuries, such as five-year notes. But Jill Barshay reports there's a risk the move could backfire.
Posted In: Investing

Costs hurt helicopter ambulance safety

The number of helicopter ambulances has doubled over a decade, but there are also many more crashes. The high cost of missions and no compensation for new safety equipment are big concerns. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health

In major cities, vacancy lights flashing

If you have the money to go on vacation right now, the hotel industry will have a great deal for you. Jill Barshay reports hotels in Midtown New York are going at almost a fraction of what they were last year.
Posted In: Travel

Mergers still happening in 2009

The credit markets may be stiff, but there's always money somewhere for mergers. And though they may not be the high-priced ventures of 2008, companies can still benefit from deals in the new year. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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