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Features by Sally Herships

What Warren Buffett wants...

The famed investor wanted a piece of Bank of America after its stock had been beaten down. And Bank of America eventually decided it could use an investment -- $5 billion -- from Buffett.
Posted In: Banks

Back-to-school shopping begins

Retailers rely on gimmicks to cover rising costs
Posted In: Retail

Gift fair tests mood for holiday shopping

Gift businesses by the thousands brave economic angst to gather in New York for a trade show. It's the last big buying opportunity for the holidays.
Posted In: Retail

Can retail weather the latest economic swings?

Deepening economic woes could start to take a toll on retail bottom lines
Posted In: Retail

As personal spending dips, pet spending rises

Hard economic times have hit personal spending, but consumers keep doling out for pet medication. That's good news for Big Pharma

The latest trend? Fashion and beauty reality TV

More than 100 new reality TV shows are in the works for summer and fall, and a large swath of them are focusing their lenses on beauty and fashion.
Posted In: Entertainment

Comcast kills off Stephen King movie series

Universal Studios' new owner cites high cost of the movies. But does it make sense to shut down a movie when names like Ron Howard and Javier Bardem are attached?
Posted In: Entertainment

Obama's fuel efficiency standards may be too high

Big carmakers are fighting against the Obama administration's latest proposal for fuel efficiency standards.
Posted In: Auto

Orange juice prices near two-year high

Pestilence and mother nature damage orange crops in Florida and Brazil, raising juice prices to near their historic high.
Posted In: Agriculture

Girl Scout camps up for sale

To deal with declining membership, the not-for-profit is taking a cue from corporate America: merging local groups and selling off part of its most valuable assets -- land.

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