Features by Peter O'Dowd
Posted In: gentrification, urbanization
A Phoenix developer says new plans could bridge high-rise downtown and the Latino barrio of Grant Park.
Posted In: credit access
Congress is considering a bill, the Credit Access and Inclusion Act, that would make it easier for nontraditional borrowers to build a credit history.
Posted In: hotels, Travel, room service
Following the huge financial windfall of airline fees, hotels and resorts are now charging fees for things that used to be free.
Posted In: Retirement, costa rica
Americans retirees are drawn to Costa Rica's biodiversity, political stability, and cheap health care.
Posted In: sequester, FAA, air traffic controllers, furloughs
Some groups have filed suit to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers. The FAA must cut hundreds of millions under federal budget sequestration.
Posted In: Google Glass, ebay
The bidding reached $95,000 before the seller, who says he was hoping to pay off student loans, removed the glasses from auction.
Posted In: railroad, Economy, energy, fuel
If you could see inside the cars on a freight train, you'd know more about which parts of the economy are up -- or down.
Posted In: Immigration, citizenship, low-wage workers
A new study links citizenship for undocumented workers to better pay and working conditions. But other experts say newly legalized low-wage workers still run the risk of poor treatment on the job.
Posted In: McDonalds, nutrition, breakfast
McDonald's franchises in Arizona say they want kids to eat a healthy breakfast to help them ace their statewide standardized tests. The promotion also builds customer loyalty.
Posted In: Taxes, IRS, fraud, tax forms
Every tax season the Internal Revenue Service puts out a list called the 'Dirty Dozen' which ranks the worst tax schemes of the year. In 2013, identity theft is the dirtiest of them all.