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Features by Sally Herships

Driverless cars

How driverless cars could injure insurers

Who pays when driverless cars have accidents?
Posted In: driverless cars, car insurance, cars
Dollar Tree

Dollar stores adapt to an improving economy

Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar. Dollar stores are selling different things.
Posted In: dollar store, Mergers and Acquisitions, Deals
Cancelled flights

How airlines decide where it's too dangerous to fly

Airlines have to weigh both safety and economic risks.
Posted In: flying, Malaysian Airlines, Israel, ukraine, Airlines

Streaming books on Amazon?

The online retail giant is jockeying for space in a budding market.
Posted In: Amazon, streaming, Books, subscription fees

Bank of America could shell out as much as $10 billion

A look at how much Bank of America has set aside for mortgage settlements.
Posted In: mortgage crisis, Bank of America, earnings report

When is joining a bull market asking for trouble?

People who sat out the years-long bull market are joining in. Is that a bad sign?
Posted In: bull market, Investing, economic growth

What brings people to cities with unhappy residents?

A study suggests residents of Rust Belt cities tend to say they aren't happy.
Posted In: happiness, economics of happiness

Why you might seeing English subtitles on Spanish-lanuguage TV ads

Some advertisers are using the World Cup to experiment with bilingual ads on English networks.
Posted In: World Cup, advertisements, Spanish language

Note to bees: do not stop and smell the roses

A new study says garden plants from big box stores contain a toxic pesticide.
Posted In: bees, bee colony collapse, pesticides, big box stores
Crumbs Bake Shop

As the cupcake crumbles: Lessons from Crumbs' demise

Crumbs expanded quickly and even went public.
Posted In: cupcakes, food and drink

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