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Features by Rachel Dornhelm

A Christmas tree you don't have to kill

A three-year-old program in San Francisco lets customers pay $90 for a living tree that will later be replanted in an urban area that could use the green. Rachel Dornhelm reports this option is becoming more popular.

Attending the conference? Bring the kids!

Smart conference organizers have realized that arranging sideline events for the conference-goers' children is a good way to keep stress levels down and attendance up. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Wizard rocks the house

The final Harry Potter book due out tomorrow has already set sales records, but JK Rowling's boy wizard has also given rise to a new genre of music: wizard rock. Rachel Dornhelm has the story behind the bands.
Posted In: Entertainment

Insurers skimp on eating disorders

Health insurance woes abound in this country, but people with eating disorders often face an even steeper uphill battle with insurers, many of whom provide very limited coverage for what doctors call a very complex disease to treat. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Health

Guitar Center follows its own drummer

Guitar Center, which started almost a half century ago as a small appliance and organ shop in Hollywood, has been bought in a private-equity deal. How did the company get to being worth $2 billion? Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Investing, Retail, Wall Street

CAFE debate spills over to House

The Senate last week passed an energy bill which would up the minimum fuel economy standards for automakers to a fleetwide average of 35 mpg. The auto industry hopes to remove that requirement in the House this week. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Auto

Immigration bill up for vote

The Senate is expected today to vote on an immigration bill. If it passes it could loosen restrictions on employment laws. It could also slam the door shut on amnesty. But that's all riding on a big "if," Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Best DSL deal's on the DL

AT&T just came out with a high-speed Internet bargain that they aren't exactly going out of their way to promote to consumers. It had to begin offering the cut-rate service to get the FCC to agree to its merger with BellSouth. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Retail

Not everyone's breathing easier

The EPA today is expected to release more stringent ozone standards in an effort to improve public health problems such as asthma, but some businesses are crying foul since we haven't even met the existing standard. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Washington

Taking from oil and giving to green

The Senate Finance Committee today is scheduled to vote on legislation that would rev up research into green energy at the expense of the oil industry. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Washington

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