Features by Sally Herships

Ready, fire, aim: Why Silicon Valley shoots from the hip

After embarrassing misstatements during the launch of a Mark Zuckerberg nonprofit, hear why blunders like this can happen in Silicon Valley, the capital of social media.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg, Immigration

Does President Obama's budget help or hurt soon-to-double student loan interest rates?

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: federal student loans, interest rates, federal budget, higher education

Will company profits reflect stock market records?

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: Earnings, investments

Samsung takes the floor at Best Buy

Smartphone maker Samsung announces it's opening a branded store of its own -- inside the big box retailer.
Posted In: big box stores, Best Buy, samsung

Angry Birds conquers the world

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: angry birds

Budgeting for love: Money and multicultural weddings

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: wedding

Many Americans still think moms shouldn't work

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: mom, working moms, parenting, working

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


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