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Features by Sally Herships

We're watching you: Surveillance cameras are a hot ticket item, after Boston

After Boston, surveillance cameras are hot sellers, and it's not just businesses that are buying.
Posted In: security, surveillance, cameras, boston, boston marathon

The economics of PG-13 rated movies

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: MPAA, movie ratings, Entertainment, film

What's hot in housing trends these days?

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: Housing

Ready, fire, aim: Why Silicon Valley shoots from the hip

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: Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg, Immigration

Does President Obama's budget help or hurt soon-to-double student loan interest rates?

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: federal student loans, interest rates, federal budget, higher education

Will company profits reflect stock market records?

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: Earnings, investments

Samsung takes the floor at Best Buy

Smartphone maker Samsung announces it's opening a branded store of its own -- inside the big box retailer.
Posted In: big box stores, Best Buy, samsung

Angry Birds conquers the world

Angry Birds started as an addictive app game. With the launch of a TV show this weekend, and licensing deals for clothes, the Finnish-created game aims to be a media and marketing juggernaut.
Posted In: angry birds

Budgeting for love: Money and multicultural weddings

Wedding planning can be tough under any circumstance. But if you're a couple from two different backgrounds, how does that change financial perspectives and expectations around a wedding?
Posted In: wedding

Many Americans still think moms shouldn't work

Working moms want to work more -- at least in part because they need to in this economy. At the same time, the number of Americans who think moms shouldn’t work full-time (or at all) is still surprisingly high. The Pew Research Center just released its report on modern parenthood.
Posted In: mom, working moms, parenting, working

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