Features by Sarah McCammon
Posted In: Twitter, technology
Twitter is tapping former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard as its first Head of Commerce. The social network wants to generate more revenue from online retail, but the details have yet to be worked out.
Posted In: back to school, Education, teachers
One lesson virtually all teachers have learned: if you want your classroom up to snuff, you're going to have to spend your own money.
Posted In: commodities, shipping
A key shipping index is up dramatically in the past several weeks, thanks largely to demand from China's steel industry. But analysts say it's only a small window into the industry.
Posted In: China, luxury, Mercedes Benz
Mercedes is aiming for a bigger share of the growing Chinese luxury car market.
Posted In: Time Warner Cable, CBS, NFL
The scheduled start of the NFL football season on Sept. 5 is putting pressure on Time Warner Cable and CBS to negotiate a deal giving cable customers access to the network's programs.
Posted In: higher education, Education, Tuition, college tuition
More federal grants are going to low-income students, but colleges are giving more institutional aid to students who are better off.
Posted In: back-to-school
Back-to-school shopping isn’t quite what it used to be. Public schools struggling under more budget cuts are making requests that go far beyond what you can fit into a backpack.
Posted In: state fair, schools, Iowa
Tourism industry leaders say early school start dates cut into attendance and revenues at state fairs and other summer events.
Posted In: corn, Agriculture
Corn prices are down more than 40 percent from last year's highs.
Posted In: priceline, airfare, dot-com, Travel, discount travel
The share price of discount travel site Priceline has reached the same altitude it was at during the dot-com boom.