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Features by Sally Herships

Facebook offer: Pay $2 to promote your posts

As Facebook looks for new sources of revenue, it targets users who may want more attention and better placement for their posts.
Posted In: Facebook, advertising

Foursquare checks in on discount deals

Foursquare has attracted 20 million users to its social network. To make money, it plans to go the Groupon route, but with personalized deals.
Posted In: foursquare, Deals, groupon

Sendak passes away, his legacy of books goes on

Children’s books -- the real books -- are selling well and defying the trend toward e-books. Author Maurice Sendak would be pleased.
Posted In: e-books, Books

Hollywood movies open abroad, then come home

"The Avengers" is expected to be a big hit this weekend. It’s already garnered more than $250 million overseas. Why didn’t it debut at home?
Posted In: Entertainment, film

What’s hot, and what’s not, in the workplace

The latest trends in the labor market suggest you’re better off looking for job that produces a service, not a physical product.
Posted In: Jobs, temp

Why Hulu may not always be free

Services like Hulu want revenue, but it's moving toward relying on viewers -- in addition to advertisers -- to pay. The new model may mean that consumers may not be able to cut their cable cord quite yet.
Posted In: Entertainment, hulu, tv

MasterCard profit soars on rising transactions

MasterCard reported a 21 percent jump in quarterly profit after the biggest jump in card swipes -- to 7.7 billion -- since the company went public in 2006.
Posted In: mastercard

Company logos expand into sonic realm

Audio branding is moving beyond television and electronics into banks and appliances as companies seek to build consumer allegiance through sound.
Posted In: branding, audio, Music, sound, marketing

One World Trade Center to recapture the N.Y. skyline

One World Trade Center, under construction, could surpass the height of Empire State Building Monday, reclaiming skyline honors. Is downtown Manhattan back?
Posted In: New York City, manhattan

Chrysler's profits drive ahead

Sales are up about 40 percent over last quarter. Chrysler's CEO may have something to do with it, say analysts.
Posted In: Chrysler, Auto

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