Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, auto industry, flood, car
Many cars that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy are back on the market. Experts offer tips for how to sniff out a fishy used car.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Hurricane Sandy
Many cars that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy are back on the market. Here are a few tips to make sure that you don't buy a Sandy lemon.
Posted In: ebay, mobile phone, Earnings
eBay reports fourth-quarter earnings amid high expectations, as tablet and smartphone user bid up business on the online auction site.
Posted In: car, auto industry, Hurricane Sandy
Often sold for scrap, many storm-swamped cars are cleaned up and resold with clean records that make no mention of flood damage
Posted In: deprivation, scarcity, marketing
A new study from New York University says the groups of consumers who feel the most deprived are also those most swayed by their emotions.
Posted In: Santa, Christmas
Christmas is coming up and needless to say, Santa Claus must be busy. He is, after all, really the world’s ultimate personal shopper. And since Marketplace is a business program, we couldn’t help but wonder what sort of enterprise Santa runs.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, Christmas
Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, meaning procrastinators get an extra day at the beginning of next week to finish up their shopping. And because Thanksgiving was as early as it could be this year, it's an extra-long holiday season for retailers.
Posted In: home, home ownership, homeowner, Housing
Home prices are up nationwide. The recent demand has been good for more than just realtors and lenders.
Posted In: food prices, holidays, turkey
The drought has already affected livestock feed prices. Holiday dinner shopping list prices may be next.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, debt
Occupy Wall Street gets into buying and forgiving debt, but is it good for the economy?