Features by Sarah McCammon
Posted In: NASDAQ, Elon Musk, Tesla S, electric cars, tesla
Tesla joins the NASDAQ-100 on Monday, only a year after some critics were expecting it to be another dud.
Posted In: pigs, virus, farming, farm
The virus is deadly for piglets less than a week old. Suspected to come from China, it does not affect humans.
Posted In: greeting cards, Hallmark, Internet
The greeting card company’s founding family is trying to take American Greetings private. It’s been hit by e-cards, like most paper products companies.
Posted In: Transportation, Oil, crude oil, train
Trains increasingly carry crude from oil fields in the middle of the U.S. to refineries on the coasts.
Posted In: farm bill, Congress, food stamps, Agriculture
In an effort to get it passed, some in Congress want to split the food-stamps part of the bill from the farm subsidy part.
Posted In: beer, Pabst Brewing Co.
As hipsters demand more Pabst Blue Ribbon, restaurants and bars raise prices.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, fraud
Staffing cuts at the Department of Health and Human Services mean fewer cases of Medicare, Medicaid fraud are investigated.
Posted In: cars, trucks, housing recovery, Auto
Consumers are expected to keep snapping up cars and trucks, due in part to the improving housing market.
Posted In: gay marriage, Supreme Court, DOMA, wedding, weddings
Based on U.S. Census data, hundreds of thousands of gay and lesbian couples are living together in the U.S. but not yet married -- a big market opportunity for wedding planners and vendors.
Posted In: 2012 election, Iowa, Small Business
You might think all that political activity in places like Iowa, Ohio and Florida would be great news for the local economy. But campaign spending isn't trickling down to the local level.