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Features by Sally Herships

Big-box superstores as bellwether indicators

Major retailers like Costco and Walmart often act as indicators of the overall economy, because they can reveal trends for what -- and if -- people are buying.
Posted In: Costco, Walmart, Retail

Grouponing charity

Charities are using Groupon to solicit, collect and match donations.
Posted In: Charitable giving, groupon

Green Bay Packers to sell more shares to fans

The Packers are the only major American sports team that is publicly owned. But their shares have little more than sentimental value.
Posted In: football

Rebranding the euro

A crisis of confidence besets the euro as it approaches its 10th anniversary. Can the currency be rebranded to restore its luster?
Posted In: euro

Warren Buffett buys his hometown paper

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will buy the Omaha World-Herald Co. Why go local?
Posted In: Warren Buffett, newspapers

Apple Store arrives at Grand Central Station

New York's iconic train station gets an iconic tenant. Will Apple spur retail traffic in nearby stores?
Posted In: apple

One holiday at a time

Some stores have resisted the trend to start Christmas before Thanksgiving. Retailer Nordstrom won't even put up decorations until the day after Thanksgiving and is emphatically closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Posted In: Black Friday, retail sales

Michael Jordan's hero image tarnished in NBA negotiations

Possibly the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan could become the NBA's most unpopular team owner for his tough tactics at the bargaining table during NBA contract negotiations.
Posted In: Sports

'Occupy' protesters seek winter shelter

Occupy Wall Street protesters fortify themselves for a long, cold winter. Warm socks, mittens and sturdier tents a part of the survival strategy.
Posted In: Wall Street

Redbox raises prices on its DVDs

The kiosk DVD-rental company gained when Netflix raised prices. Will it now face the same backlash?
Posted In: Entertainment

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