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Features by Sally Herships

Wal-Mart market

Why won't small firms work with Wal-Mart?

Some small firms find their deals with Wal-Mart more valuable than their worth.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, business, Small Business

Gentrification summer camp in changing neighborhoods

10-year-old Ayanna Lee on debt: "That’s like basically having no social life.”
Posted In: gentrification, summer school, Brooklyn
Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble shaves off a few brands

Procter & Gamble says it's getting rid of as many as 100 more brands.
Posted In: Procter & Gamble, brands
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

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