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Features by Sally Herships

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

Student debt burden hits $1 trillion

At $1 trillion nationally, student debt surpasses credit card debt and car loans, and it can be a serious drag on the economy.
Posted In: student loan debt, student debt, college

Citigroup vote shows shareholder unrest

Citigroup and other companies face shareholder disapproval of high executive pay. Will the boards of directors heed the concerns?
Posted In: Citigroup, Citibank, executives, bonuses, pay cut, shareholders

Pulitzer sur-Prize: No fiction winner

The Pulitzer board opted not to award a prize for fiction this year. Normally, the winning author gets a sales bump. So what happens in the book market now?
Posted In: Books, Pulitzer Prize

Weird weather vexes alfalfa farmers

A warm winter followed by frosts has Wisconsin farmers confused about when to harvest alfalfa. It’s the main food source for dairy cows.
Posted In: Agriculture, farming, alfalfa, crop, cows

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