Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: Amazon Prime, Target, shipping, Christmas shopping
As online retailers fight for a piece of the customer pie, the ability to deliver goods quickly and cheaply is key.
Posted In: labor, mediators, BART
It takes a lot of people skills and knowledge of the intricacies of labor contracts to be a Federal mediator, like those called in to try to resolve the BART strike in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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.