Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: sequester, IRS, Taxes
The sequester could force the IRS to furlough workers, including those who investigate tax fraud. Just to be safe, the IRS hopes to delay any furloughs until after tax season.
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, e-reader, Books, Retail
Barnes & Noble is expected to report a profit for the last quarter, but its digital e-reader business isn't performing as hoped.
Posted In: Valentine's Day, flowers
Rose prices haven’t risen for years, thanks to low-cost growers abroad and discount flowers at retailers. But Valentines Day is a different story.
Posted In: valentines
Roses sold in the U.S. mostly come from abroad. In fact, any roses you may have been lucky enough to receive today, or kind enough to give, probably came from South America.
Posted In: apple, stocks, Tech, shareholders
Apple is to respond to a lawsuit claiming it should distribute more cash to shareholders. CEO Tim Cook calls the suit a “silly sideshow.”
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, US Airways, American Airlines
American is emerging from bankruptcy. US Airways needs a big brother. Will the latest deal to create the biggest airline happen this time?
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, post office
The U.S. Postal Service plans to drop Saturday deliveries, except for packages. But don’t expect the 237-year-old service to disappear.
Posted In: video games, mobile apps, gaming
Despite the gaming rage, sales of video games are down. Is that because of fatigue or the onslaught of mobile devices and their casual games?
Posted In: captchas, ticketmaster
Ticketmaster is ditching those hard-to-read letters and numbers, called captchas, that users must decipher to make a purchase. It's switching to images, which are easier, faster and more secure.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
GDP shrank 0.1 percent last quarter. Private investment rose, but government spending fell. That bodes ill if automatic budget cuts can’t be avoided.