Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: Retail, Sears, Kmart
Sears and Kmart plan to eliminate as many as 120 stores. Analysts wonder if their hedge fund owner really understands the retail biz.
Posted In: Sports, NBA, Christmas
The NFL has its Thanksgiving tradition, and the NBA has Christmas. Ever wonder why?
Posted In: philanthropy, donations, nonprofits
Nonprofits need money, deals websites e-mail people who want to spend money -- it's a natural combination.
Posted In: payroll tax
Some New Yorkers told Marketplace they don't know what the payroll tax cut is, how much money it put in their pockets, or whether they spent it.
Posted In: European Union
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: Blackberry, Research in Motion, smartphones, business
Research in Motion was the smartphone’s pioneer. But the BlackBerry’s core business customers are switching to iPhone and Android devices.
Posted In: wheat prices, food costs, farming
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: 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.