Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo
Corporate turnarounds of big companies are rare. How much can Yahoo’s new CEO do to revive a company eclipsed by Google and Facebook?
Posted In: retail sales, recession, consumer confidence
Americans spent less on cars, computers and other retail items in June, held back by concerns about job stability and the global economy.
Posted In: corn, drought, Agriculture, food costs
Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.
Posted In: tv, directv, Entertainment, viacom
More than two dozen Viacom Inc. channels -- including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central -- were blacked out for DirecTV subscribers after the companies failed to reach an agreement on programming fees.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion, cell phones
At Research in Motion's annual meeting, it was a mix of bad news and turnaround talk.
Posted In: Blitz USA, gas
What did in the maker of the ubiquitous red containers? A failure to heed the warning printed on them.
Posted In: Housing, rent vs. buy, rent
Apartment buildings are fuller than they’ve been in a decade. Rents are at record highs. Houses are relatively cheap, but loans are elusive.
Posted In: emergency savings, Savings
A new study says almost half of Americans don't have enough saved to cover three months expenses, up slightly from a year ago.
Posted In: marketing, claritin, merck, madagascar
Merck's use of cartoon animals from “Madagascar 3” prompts complaint that grape-flavored Claritin allergy medicine could be confused for candy.
Posted In: Henrys, spending
Henrys -- High Earners, Not Rich Yet – account for 40 percent of U.S. consumer spending. But just when the economy needs them, Henrys are nervous.