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Features by Sally Herships

Volkswagen keeps getting bugged out by U.S. market

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: Auto, Volkswagen, car

How LinkedIn wants to be cooler than Facebook

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: linkedin, Facebook, social network

The rich get all the perks, including old age

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: Social Security

Martha Stewart, Macy's & the meaning of 'store'

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.
Posted In: Retail, JC Penney, Macy's, Martha Stewart

Wealth effect: Has the Dow high restored yours?

The recession and stock market collapsed cost Americans 40 percent of their net worth. Now that the Dow is back, how much wealth has been recovered?
Posted In: Dow, net worth, investment

Sequester steal: Will IRS budget cuts tempt tax cheats?

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: sequester, IRS, Taxes

Barnes & Noble's outlook is blurry, even for Nook

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: Barnes & Noble, e-reader, Books, Retail

Valentine’s Day aside, roses resist inflation

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: Valentine's Day, flowers

Where to buy roses: Anywhere but the U.S.

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: valentines

Apple to respond to lawsuit over dividends

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: apple, stocks, Tech, shareholders

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