Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: gun sales, loans, guns
Not everyone has the cash upfront to buy a new gun. We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase.
Posted In: apple
An explanation to the puzzle of why Apple is borrowing funds, while also rewarding shareholders with higher dividends.
Posted In: tobacco, smoking, e-cigarettes, cigarettes
While cigarette usage has dropped, profits for the tobacco industry are expected to be up.
Posted In: security, surveillance, cameras, boston, boston marathon
After Boston, surveillance cameras are hot sellers, and it's not just businesses that are buying.
Posted In: MPAA, movie ratings, Entertainment, film
The MPAA responds to calls for better policing of violence in movies, by increasing the TYPE SIZE on existing explanations. Why? To protect its business at the PG-13 level.
Posted In: Housing
Housing starts in March rose at the highest rate in five years. Which begs the question: What kind of house do people want these days?
Posted In: Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg, Immigration
After embarrassing misstatements during the launch of a Mark Zuckerberg nonprofit, hear why blunders like this can happen in Silicon Valley, the capital of social media.
Posted In: federal student loans, interest rates, federal budget, higher education
In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Posted In: Earnings, investments
First quarter earnings come out as the stock markets hit all-time highs. But investors could be more interested in what happens the rest of the year.
Posted In: big box stores, Best Buy, samsung
Smartphone maker Samsung announces it's opening a branded store of its own -- inside the big box retailer.