Features by Sally Herships
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.
Posted In: angry birds
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: wedding
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: mom, working moms, parenting, working
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: Auto, Volkswagen, car
The people’s carmaker has said it wants to be the biggest auto company in the world, but to do that, Volkswagen must first figure out the U.S. market.
Posted In: linkedin, Facebook, social network
How the unglamorous social network is quietly evolving into a content provider. LinkedIn is reportedly in talks to buy the news reading app Pulse.
Posted In: Social Security
As the budget battle to cut entitlements heats up, some argue that raising the retirement age will force the poor to subsidize the rich because the rich live longer.
Posted In: Retail, JC Penney, Macy's, Martha Stewart
The court battle pitting Macy’s against J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart turns a simple idea -- a store -- into a legal and philosophical quagmire.