Features By Sally Herships

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U.S. proves popular for money laundering

Standard Chartered denies passing Iranian funds through the U.S. But after other laundering cases, why is the U.S. popular for cleansing money?
Posted In: Banks, money laundering, Standard Chartered
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The cost of living...on Mars

The Curiosity Rover's successful landing got us wondering: Just how much would it cost to live on the Red Planet?
Posted In: mars
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The latest Times Square attraction: Mars

If you want to be surrounded by other earthlings as you watch NASA's Mars rovers land on the red planet, head for Times Square. The rovers, the space agency's biggest hits, will be live on the big screen.
Posted In: space, mars, Science, NASA
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Shopping in the man cave

A New York grocery store creates a special space just for men.
Posted In: Retail, men, New York
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Are Americans overworked?

Europeans get a minimum of three weeks of paid vacation, but many Americans get none. While Americans may work more, it doesn't necessarily mean they're being more productive.
Posted In: employment, stress, productivity, vacation, Europeans
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Watches thrive even in the smartphone age

Even as more people use their smartphones as to check the time, watch sales are rising at a healthy clip -- especially on the luxury end
Posted In: watches, smartphones, luxury
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Marissa Mayer to the rescue of Yahoo

Corporate turnarounds of big companies are rare. How much can Yahoo’s new CEO do to revive a company eclipsed by Google and Facebook?
Posted In: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo
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Retail sales fall for third straight month

Americans spent less on cars, computers and other retail items in June, held back by concerns about job stability and the global economy.
Posted In: retail sales, recession, consumer confidence
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Stalking corn prices

Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.
Posted In: corn, drought, Agriculture, food costs
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Viacom channels pulled from DirecTV

More than two dozen Viacom Inc. channels -- including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central -- were blacked out for DirecTV subscribers after the companies failed to reach an agreement on programming fees.
Posted In: tv, directv, Entertainment, viacom

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