Features by Sarah McCammon
Posted In: energy, electricity, power grid, weather
A heat wave covering the Midwest and Northeast is expected to peak today -- and with it, demand for electricity to power air conditioning. People may be asked to conserve, but power grids expect they'll meet demand.
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.