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Features by Sally Herships

Musicians big and small compete for summer concert sales

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: Entertainment, concerts, Music

JCPenney adds sales, after dropping them

JCPenney unveiled a new pricing strategy in January that largely scrapped sales. One bad quarter later, discounts are creeping back in.
Posted In: Retail, JC Penney

If JPMorgan lost on trades, who won?

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: JPMorgan

Pinterest joins the billion-dollar club

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.
Posted In: Pinterest

Facebook offer: Pay $2 to promote your posts

As Facebook looks for new sources of revenue, it targets users who may want more attention and better placement for their posts.
Posted In: Facebook, advertising

Foursquare checks in on discount deals

Foursquare has attracted 20 million users to its social network. To make money, it plans to go the Groupon route, but with personalized deals.
Posted In: foursquare, Deals, groupon

Sendak passes away, his legacy of books goes on

Children’s books -- the real books -- are selling well and defying the trend toward e-books. Author Maurice Sendak would be pleased.
Posted In: e-books, Books

Hollywood movies open abroad, then come home

"The Avengers" is expected to be a big hit this weekend. It’s already garnered more than $250 million overseas. Why didn’t it debut at home?
Posted In: Entertainment, film

What’s hot, and what’s not, in the workplace

The latest trends in the labor market suggest you’re better off looking for job that produces a service, not a physical product.
Posted In: Jobs, temp

MasterCard profit soars on rising transactions

MasterCard reported a 21 percent jump in quarterly profit after the biggest jump in card swipes -- to 7.7 billion -- since the company went public in 2006.
Posted In: mastercard

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