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Features by Sally Herships

A high-tech pair: Flat screen TVs and e-cigarettes

As the e-cigarette market heats up, R.J. Reynolds plans its first TV ad since 1971, when cigarette commercials were banned.
Posted In: e-cigs, R.J. Reynolds

How much will Microsoft pay its next CEO?

As Microsoft starts the search for a new CEO, yet another report highlights the growing gap between CEO pay and that of the average worker.
Posted In: ceo pay, CEOs, income inequality

Trump University fails students: Lawsuit

Trump University is just one of the many items that the Donald has branded.
Posted In: donald trump, licensing

How to speed up plane boarding? Ask an astrophysicist

Airlines endlessly try to engineer procedures to speed up boarding and reduce costly delays. A scientist thinks he has the solution.
Posted In: airline industry, Science, math

Ex-JPMorgan employees charged. Who else should be worried by the London Whale?

Thanks to cooperation from Bruno Iksil, a.k.a. the London Whale, the Justice Department's charged two people for allegedly hiding the size of JPMorgan's $6 billion trading loss.
Posted In: JP Morgan, JPMorgan Chase, London Whale

Is Washington getting tougher on bad bank behavior?

Big banks are in the cross hairs of the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission, as authorities push for tougher punishment for misbehavior.
Posted In: JPMorgan Chase, Banks

Jeff Bezos' prime target: Prestige?

What does Jeff Bezos get out of his purchase of the Washington Post for $250 million? (Besides a struggling media business, of course).
Posted In: washington post, New York Times, media, Amazon, jeff bezos

CBS blackout? 4 tips and tricks to get your fix

Some savvy Time Warner Cable customers have schemed out ways to watch CBS and Showtime during the cable dispute. What are they?
Posted In: CBS, Time Warner, Good Wife, NFL, television

Hot Pockets heat up with effort to lure foodies

The handheld, sandwich-like pastry is relaunching with healthier, higher-quality ingredients to appeal to millennials.
Posted In: Hot Pockets, marketing, Food

Is manufacturing growth creating 'decent wage' jobs?

Manufacturing activity grew last month to its highest level in two years. But is it producing jobs you can raise a family on?
Posted In: manufacturing


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