Features by Sally Herships
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.
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.