Features by Shannon Mullen

Freelancers: From 'hustlers' into 'heroes for hire'

As more and more Americans work freelance jobs, a new industry emerges to meet their needs
Posted In: freelance, temp work

Looking for a job? How new tech is helping companies find potential employees

A look at the latest technology that can help job seekers and employers find their perfect match.
Posted In: Unemployment

More bosses let workers shop online during Cyber Monday

Companies say it's a morale booster and ensures that workers don't take the day off to shop at home.
Posted In: Cyber Monday, Retail, holiday shopping

Some hotels and restaurants piggyback on Black Friday mania

Black Friday discounts extend beyond flat-screen TVs, cashmere sweaters, toys and stocking stuffers
Posted In: Black Friday, Retail

How to make airports cool -- and profitable

Airports used to be dull, grey boxes we had to pass through to get from one place to another.
Posted In: airports, Airlines, terminals, holidays, design, interiors, traveling, flying

Should I skip my monthly payment?

This time of year, some lenders send out offers to let you "skip a payment."
Posted In: credit card debt, debt

Why your Thanksgiving turkey is so cheap

Some stores get customers in the door with discounted turkeys, and make their money on the rest of the meal's ingredients.
Posted In: turkey, Thanksgiving

Northeast ski resorts fire snow guns to start the season

Newer technology means ski resorts can cover more ground earlier, and stay open longer.
Posted In: skiing, maine, snow

In Asia, can Jack Lew succeed where others have failed?

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew plans to visit five countries in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Posted In: asia, free trade, globalization

Veterans Day deals: From national parks to coffee

Veterans Day isn't one of the most widely-commemorated holidays, but many businesses use it to reach out to vets.
Posted In: veterans, Applebee's


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