Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: Costco, Walmart, Retail
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: Charitable giving, groupon
Charities are using Groupon to solicit, collect and match donations.
Posted In: football
The Packers are the only major American sports team that is publicly owned. But their shares have little more than sentimental value.
Posted In: 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: Warren Buffett, newspapers
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will buy the Omaha World-Herald Co. Why go local?
Posted In: apple
New York's iconic train station gets an iconic tenant. Will Apple spur retail traffic in nearby stores?
Posted In: Black Friday, retail sales
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: Sports
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: Wall Street
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: Entertainment
The kiosk DVD-rental company gained when Netflix raised prices. Will it now face the same backlash?