Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: uncertainty, debt, private contractors, government shutdown 2013
There’s a better than average chance that the government could shut down again in a few months if Congress can’t come to an agreement. That uncertainty is a problem for everyone from contractors to the entire US economy.
Posted In: Google, ads, YouTube, Gmail
Is Google’s strong-arming of advertisers to buy ads across multiple platforms paying off?
Posted In: Medicare, Obamacare
Medicare enrollment is already confusing enough. The new health care exchanges will only make it more so. And that could end up being costly for taxpayers.
Posted In: Housing, television
Ever wonder how much it would cost to keep "Downton Abbey" running? A look at the real costs of staffing, upkeep, and more for some of TV's famous homes.
Posted In: literature, Nobel Prize
Alice Munro's Nobel Prize for Literature is unusual in that she was a short story writer, rather than a novelist. How did she manage to make a career as a short story writer?
Posted In: diamonds, auctions
Sotheby’s Hong Kong is auctioning the world’s largest round blue diamond, the Premier Blue, for $19 million dollars. There’s not much you can do with diamonds but they are always in demand.
Posted In: Target, Wal-Mart, smart phones, Brightspot
Target takes on its giant rival, and launches its own pre-paid phone service.
Posted In: IVF, in vitro, fertility, reproductive health
It's getting more and more expensive to make a baby.
Posted In: Pop Culture, Wall Street
How the bad banks, home foreclosures and layoffs of the financial crisis found their way into pop culture.
Posted In: McDonald's, dollar menu, fast food
McDonald's is exploring tweaking their Dollar Menu to include items priced at $1, $2 and even $5.