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Features by Sally Herships

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

Apple, five publishers sued over e-book pricing

Federal and state prosecutors alleged Apple and five big publishers conspired to raise e-book prices to wage battle against Amazon.
Posted In: apple, Amazon, e-books

Stove Top woos year-round stuffing eaters

Stove Top stuffing launches new advertising campaign: Stuffing is not just for Thanksgiving any more.
Posted In: Stove Top, Hidden Valley, advertising

Tiger Woods still a winner for advertisers

The Masters golf tournament starts today, and Tiger Woods is back in form on the heels of his first PGA win in two years. Regardless of whether he wins, TV executives are counting on Tiger to pump up the ratings.
Posted In: Sports, Tiger Woods, Golf, advertising

Waiters to get $8.5 million back in tips

A New York banquet hall settles a lawsuit to pay waiters tips it never handed over. It’s the latest and biggest payback for jilted waiters.
Posted In: restaurants, tips, Law

Fewer takers for the law school test

The Law School Admission Test had 16 percent fewer takers this academic year, as undergrads reassess whether law school is the safe bet it used to be.
Posted In: law school, LSAT

Milk: Cheaper by the gallon

Dairy products prices are falling in the U.S. worldwide. What’s behind the fall in milk prices? Bigger herds and warmer winter weather.
Posted In: milk, commodities, cows

NBC bets on stacked Monday night programming

NBC has lagged in the ratings. Once a Thursday superstar, the network is placing its bets on Monday night with “The Voice” and “Smash.”
Posted In: Entertainment, tv, NBC, The Voice

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