Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: foursquare, Deals, groupon
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: e-books, Books
Children’s books -- the real books -- are selling well and defying the trend toward e-books. Author Maurice Sendak would be pleased.
Posted In: Entertainment, film
"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: Jobs, temp
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: Entertainment, hulu, tv
Services like Hulu want revenue, but it's moving toward relying on viewers -- in addition to advertisers -- to pay. The new model may mean that consumers may not be able to cut their cable cord quite yet.
Posted In: mastercard
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: branding, audio, Music, sound, marketing
Audio branding is moving beyond television and electronics into banks and appliances as companies seek to build consumer allegiance through sound.
Posted In: New York City, manhattan
One World Trade Center, under construction, could surpass the height of Empire State Building Monday, reclaiming skyline honors. Is downtown Manhattan back?
Posted In: Chrysler, Auto
Sales are up about 40 percent over last quarter. Chrysler's CEO may have something to do with it, say analysts.
Posted In: student loan debt, student debt, college
At $1 trillion nationally, student debt surpasses credit card debt and car loans, and it can be a serious drag on the economy.