Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: television, the office, syndication
A look at the afterlife of a sitcom like "The Office," which ends this Thursday night. Can anything be gained from internet royalties and syndication?
Posted In: advertising, television, home videos
"America’s Funniest Home Videos" is opening its 23-season deep library to advertisers. Nothing sells like pets, babies and humor.
Posted In: Credit card, reward cards
Banks are desperate to get new business from stable, responsible borrowers. So they're amping up the credit card perks.
Posted In: higher education, summer, summer vacation
As getting into college becomes ever more competitive, more students are spending the summers creating fodder for college applications.
Posted In: gun sales, loans, guns
Not everyone has the cash upfront to buy a new gun. We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase.
Posted In: apple
An explanation to the puzzle of why Apple is borrowing funds, while also rewarding shareholders with higher dividends.
Posted In: tobacco, smoking, e-cigarettes, cigarettes
While cigarette usage has dropped, profits for the tobacco industry are expected to be up.
Posted In: security, surveillance, cameras, boston, boston marathon
After Boston, surveillance cameras are hot sellers, and it's not just businesses that are buying.
Posted In: MPAA, movie ratings, Entertainment, film
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: Housing
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?