Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
GDP shrank 0.1 percent last quarter. Private investment rose, but government spending fell. That bodes ill if automatic budget cuts can’t be avoided.
Posted In: OpenTable, foodspotting, Food, Mergers and Acquisitions, photography, website
OpenTable, one of the biggest online restaurant reservation sites, will pay $10 million for Foodspotting and its hordes of amateur photographers.
Posted In: Vine, Twitter
Twitter disproved skeptics of the 140-character tweet. Will it be able to turn a profit from six-second videos? Its new service, Vine, will try.
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.