Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: corn, drought, Agriculture, food costs
Corn may play a bigger role in the economy than you think. And when prices rise, the effect is wide.
Posted In: tv, directv, Entertainment, viacom
More than two dozen Viacom Inc. channels -- including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central -- were blacked out for DirecTV subscribers after the companies failed to reach an agreement on programming fees.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion, cell phones
At Research in Motion's annual meeting, it was a mix of bad news and turnaround talk.
Posted In: Blitz USA, gas
What did in the maker of the ubiquitous red containers? A failure to heed the warning printed on them.
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.