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Features by Sally Herships

Homeownership sparks economy in many ways

Home prices are up nationwide. The recent demand has been good for more than just realtors and lenders.
Posted In: home, home ownership, homeowner, Housing

How the drought may dampen holiday dinner

The drought has already affected livestock feed prices. Holiday dinner shopping list prices may be next.
Posted In: food prices, holidays, turkey

Occupy debt?

Occupy Wall Street gets into buying and forgiving debt, but is it good for the economy?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, debt

CGI in ads grows more popular

The Swedish furniture maker Ikea increasingly relies on CGI -- computer-generated imagery -- to "make" the items in its catalog. It's enough to raise the question of whether computer graphics could ever replace people in the fashion photography business.
Posted In: fashion, CGI, Ikea, Black Friday

Video: A Dark-n-Stormy Day in Brooklyn

On the day Sandy hit, reporter Sally Herships went out into the streets of Brooklyn for a last-minute look at consumers' last minute preparations.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

Storm hits both rich and poor

A natural disaster like Sandy can be devastating whether you're wealthy or just getting by. But the rich could have an easier, faster recovery.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York

Sandy as marketing tool

Companies walk a fine line between compassion and commercialism when it comes to disasters.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, marketing

The beer before the storm: Scenes from NYC before Sandy

Ahead of Hurricane Sandy's landfall on the East Coast Sunday, New York residents and businesses made preparations, stocked up on supplies, and stopped to grab a pint along the way.
Posted In: weather, storm

Utilities in Northeast brace for hurricane damage

Utilities spent billions a year ago repairing lines and equipment damaged by storms Irene and Alfred -- and were roundly criticizing for leaving many people without power for days. They're intent on being prepared for Sandy.
Posted In: hurricane, Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters

Web pounces on Romney 'binders full of women' comment

It took just a few minutes for social media pages built around Mitt Romney's debate comment about having "binders full of women" to materialize. But how do you monetize a meme?
Posted In: debate, memes, Internet

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