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Features by Rachel Dornhelm

Netflix expands indie film biz

Every year dozens of great independent films never make it out of the film fest circuit. Netflix saw a market there and came up with a new business model for indie film distribution. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Tribes' riches increase membership battles

Gambling is a big business for American Indian tribes — and that means big money for their members. But a growing number say they're being forced out of the pot. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.
Posted In: Crime

Coffee prices on the rise

Volatility in the coffee futures market could boost the prices of some types of java. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Web 2.0: Making money

A weeklong conference looking at the future of the Internet wraps up today. It's all about monetizing the Web, Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Science

Berkeley protests Trader Joe's

The fast-growing specialty grocery store chain is learning that Berkeley, California's reputation as a hotbed of opposition is well-deserved. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

House of Blues . . . sold

The venue known for its cry of "Unity in Diversity" has given way to the forces of consolidation. The last major holdout in the live events industry sold for $354 million — probably bad news for bands and concertgoers. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Sour lemons

U.S. trade officials today launch an investigation into alleged dumping of lemons from Argentina and Mexico into American markets. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

MasterCard wants World Cup back

Visa has swiped World Cup sponsorship rights away from MasterCard. MasterCard has charged FIFA with breach of contract. And today Visa's trying to get in on the lawsuit. Rachel Dornhelm explains.
Posted In: Sports

Day of the Dead profits to be made

Today is the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. It's is growing in popularity in the U.S. and that's sparking a brisk retail trade on the Internet. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Mexico

Candy's not just for kids

Halloween has grown into a multi-billion dollar retail industry, thanks to an 18-and-up crowd that's embraced the spooky holiday as another reason to celebrate. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

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