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Features by Sally Herships

The beat of the sequester furloughs marches on

As a result of sequester, the IRS, HUD, the EPA and Office of Management and Budget become part of the biggest wave of government office closures since 1995.
Posted In: sequester, furloughs, IRS, EPA, HUD

Texting while driving? There's an app to stop that

AT&T and other mobile carriers are uniting to help prevent teens from texting while driving. What technology exists, and does it work?
Posted In: texting, safety

Orbiting Kepler telescope may be unable to gather more data

Space scientists say Kepler has already found enough potential and confirmed planets to keep them busy for years.
Posted In: Science, space, Kepler, space exploration

How a dead TV show like 'The Office' can live on

A look at the afterlife of a sitcom like "The Office," which ends this Thursday night. Can anything be gained from internet royalties and syndication?
Posted In: television, the office, syndication

Bring on the baby bloopers and family fiascos

"America’s Funniest Home Videos" is opening its 23-season deep library to advertisers. Nothing sells like pets, babies and humor.
Posted In: advertising, television, home videos

Why is my bank offering me more cash back rewards?

Banks are desperate to get new business from stable, responsible borrowers. So they're amping up the credit card perks.
Posted In: Credit card, reward cards

Summer becomes the season for college prep

As getting into college becomes ever more competitive, more students are spending the summers creating fodder for college applications.
Posted In: higher education, summer, summer vacation

Does the gun you want cost too much? There's a loan for that

Not everyone has the cash upfront to buy a new gun. We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase.
Posted In: gun sales, loans, guns

Why Apple -- cash-rich and debt-free -- is going to borrow money

An explanation to the puzzle of why Apple is borrowing funds, while also rewarding shareholders with higher dividends.
Posted In: apple

Meet Snus and e-cigarettes, the tobacco industry's new growth areas

While cigarette usage has dropped, profits for the tobacco industry are expected to be up.
Posted In: tobacco, smoking, e-cigarettes, cigarettes

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