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Features by Richard Core

Reverting to 'booze culture'

Has the "Mad Men" TV show made drinking at the office hip again? Ad Age has a feature out today that says in-house bars at advertising agencies -- ...
Posted In: advertising

"Borrowers Betrayed"

The Miami Herald has done a good piece of investigative work into how lack of regulation allowed persons with criminal histories to enter the...
Posted In: mortgage crisis

At least a temporary drop in oil pressure

Not long ago we wouldn't have seen the news of oil closing just below $130 a barrel as a good thing for our pocketbooks. But here it is from the AP...
Posted In: gas, Oil

Espresso-over-ice request heats up online

Couldn't resist passing along this story of customer vs. barista that went down at the Murky Coffee shop in Arlington. Va. The customer wanted...
Posted In: coffee, Small Business

Now boarding: passengers holding ads

Advertisers have found yet another open space -- and a client definitely in need of cash -- to push their products: the airline boarding pass. The...
Posted In: advertising, Airlines

Social networking, baby style

Yahoo's "Tech Ticker" has a video interview with Tina Sharkey, chairwoman of BabyCenter, which Yahoo says "may be one of the largest interactive...

Microsoft, Netflix in streaming deal

Microsoft and Netflix say they've reached a deal that would make it possible to stream movies over the Internet to your TV, provided your set is...

Women CEOs in Silicon Valley at zero

The Mercury News in San Jose is reporting that the abrupt departure of VMware's Diane Greene from the company she co-founded 10 years ago leaves...
Posted In: Silicon Valley, women CEOs

Is radio's future on the 'phone'?

While we obviously are big supporters of over-the-air radio here at Marketplace, we also listen a lot to Internet stations. Of course, the problem...
Posted In: internet radio

Trade association's Rx: fewer freebies

Have you noticed while waiting for the doctor to show up in the little exam room that just about every pen, paper pad and other item is labeled...
Posted In: medicine, pharmaceuticals

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