Features by Sally Herships
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.
Posted In: tv, TNT, Dallas, television
The popular '80s primetime soap gets remade with the all-important ad demographic of 18- to 35-year-olds in mind. The question is no longer "Who shot JR?" but "How long will JR be on screen?"
Posted In: consumer data, data
Your personal data gets mined every time you do a Google search or browse Amazon. But now, some start-ups are trying to let consumers take control of their data -- and get something in return.
Posted In: Entertainment, concerts, Music
Madonna begins her worldwide summer tour today in Israel. Shows have already sold out around the world. But what if you're not Madonna? How do you make money on tour?
Posted In: Retail, JC Penney
JCPenney unveiled a new pricing strategy in January that largely scrapped sales. One bad quarter later, discounts are creeping back in.
Posted In: JPMorgan
JPMorgan Chase has gotten a lot of attention for its estimated $3 billion trading loss. But who were the winners in those bets?
Posted In: Pinterest
The social media scrapbooking site is the latest startup to be valued at over a $1 billion. Big money for a company with no profits or business model.