Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: testing, New York, Education
New York is revising the gifted and talented student test that pre-schoolers take. The new standardized test means sleepless nights for parents -- and a new demand for test prep.
Posted In: Earnings
Third-quarter earnings season begins this week, with some analysts predicting the first decline in S&P 500 profits since 2009.
Posted In: grocery store, food desert
For the past 30 years Thompson shopped at her local grocery, a Keyfood that sat just a couple of blocks away. It was an easy walk -- but in June the Keyfood closed.
Posted In: bankruptcy, liquidation
The East Coast discount retailer Daffy's is going out of business, giving us a look at the ecosystem that sprouts up when a company has to sell everything from shoes to shelves.
Posted In: lego, marketing
Despite criticism for perpetuating gender stereotypes, the Danish toy maker's first half-year sales were up 24 percent.
Posted In: pandora, musician, royalties
To boost profits, the music streaming service is pushing a bill in the House of Representatives that would cut payments to musicians. A coalition representing recording artists plans to fight back with an anti-Pandora PR campaign.
Posted In: wedding dresses, David's Bridal, weddings
Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier and Rice's proposal to buy David’s Bridal for $1.05 billion is a reminder that wedding wear is still a big retail business.
Posted In: illegal, Internet, Silk Road, online retail, online shopping, drugs
The secretive online marketplace works just like eBay or Amazon. The only difference is that its merchandise is illegal, and all of its users are anonymous.
Posted In: NASA, weather
Forecasting bad weather events in space can save big money down here on earth.
Posted In: Fun At Work, workplace, office behavior
Trust falls, scavenger hunts, outdoor team-building -- these are activities best left to the professionals.