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Features by Sally Herships

The Uber app is displayed on a smartphone against cabs waiting for passengers in Barcelona.

Uber needs to say more than 'I'm sorry'

Company is getting push-back from Oregon to India. How can Uber repair its rep?
Posted In: Uber, bad PR, Uber taxi
A Chanel bag on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

Think of it as an exclusivity tax

For brands like Chanel, high prices are about more than adjusting for inflation.
Posted In: chanel, inflation, luxury
Elise Ariel, a 37-year-old legal assistant, shopped recently at Century 21 in Manhattan. “How do I feel about sales? Like a moth to a flame,” she said.

The thrill of the hunt for discount prices

Why don’t aggregators compare prices of retail items like clothing? Because neither retailers nor shoppers really want them to.
Posted In: discounts, aggregation, data, sales

The newest class of Goldman Sachs partners

Once every two years, a select few at Goldman Sachs become 'partners.'
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, partner, promotion, investment bank
Alhambra residents vote on Election Day at the Alhambra Fire Station #71 in Alhambra, Los Angeles County.

The economics of a runoff election

How is money raised and spent in a runoff election?
Posted In: runoff, elections, voting, Louisiana, Georgia

Why hair oil from Morocco costs a small fortune

Used to be we wanted to remove any trace of oil from our bodies. Not anymore.
Posted In: hairstyle, hair, beauty

The stock market has been, and always will be, volatile

The market’s up; the market’s down. What’s causing all the volatility?
Posted In: stock markets, market volatility, speculation

The jobs mismatch

There's a disconnect between the jobs market and what workers are looking for.
Posted In: Unemployment, job market

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