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Features by Sally Herships

Debt crisis tarnishes the euro club

The European Union was once the hottest international club around. Does its debt crisis and infighting make less appealing to those who have waited years to gain admission?
Posted In: European Union

BlackBerry maker plays catch up

Research in Motion was the smartphone’s pioneer. But the BlackBerry’s core business customers are switching to iPhone and Android devices.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion, smartphones, business

Wheat prices down 25% this year

Farmers are hurting as wheat prices drop, but it doesn't necessarily mean the price of bread and cereal for consumers will also fall.
Posted In: wheat prices, food costs, farming

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

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

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

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

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