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Features by Sally Herships

Tiger Woods still a winner for advertisers

The Masters golf tournament starts today, and Tiger Woods is back in form on the heels of his first PGA win in two years. Regardless of whether he wins, TV executives are counting on Tiger to pump up the ratings.
Posted In: Sports, Tiger Woods, Golf, advertising

Waiters to get $8.5 million back in tips

A New York banquet hall settles a lawsuit to pay waiters tips it never handed over. It’s the latest and biggest payback for jilted waiters.
Posted In: restaurants, tips, Law

Fewer takers for the law school test

The Law School Admission Test had 16 percent fewer takers this academic year, as undergrads reassess whether law school is the safe bet it used to be.
Posted In: law school, LSAT

Milk: Cheaper by the gallon

Dairy products prices are falling in the U.S. worldwide. What’s behind the fall in milk prices? Bigger herds and warmer winter weather.
Posted In: milk, commodities, cows

NBC bets on stacked Monday night programming

NBC has lagged in the ratings. Once a Thursday superstar, the network is placing its bets on Monday night with “The Voice” and “Smash.”
Posted In: Entertainment, tv, NBC, The Voice

McDonald's woos cash-strapped customers

McDonald's hopes to boost sales by expanding its options for value-conscious customers, including a new "Extra Value Menu."
Posted In: Food, McDonald's, fast food

Manning meant millions to the Colts

The quarterback helped boost the Colts' net worth to more than $1 billion.
Posted In: Sports, NFL, American Football, Peyton Manning

United, Continental to merge booking systems

United and Continental airlines are merging their computer reservation systems tonight. Will it create sky-high problems or be smooth sailing?
Posted In: United Airlines, continental, airline industry

Online review site Yelp preps for IPO

Yelp, the website that offers up user reviews for everything from restaurants and bars to barbershops will soon get its own review of a different and perhaps much harsher kind.
Posted In: Yelp, IPO

As gas prices rise, Obama to speak on energy future

Rising prices at the gas pump could threaten the economic recovery and pose an election year problem for Obama. What can he do?
Posted In: gas prices, Barack Obama

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