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Features by Shannon Mullen

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

Starbucks red cups runneth over with holiday cheer (and wide profit margins)

The holiday season is lucrative for Starbucks -- because of the flavored drinks sold in those red cups.
Posted In: starbucks, holiday season, coffee

Diddy's music 'Revolt' will be televised

The hip-hop mogul launches music TV network for millennials.
Posted In: television, music industry

Co-working fuels office space on demand

Working remotely, but not from home.
Posted In: coworking, working from home

6 New Year's resolutions the next shutdown could break

The government shutdown reminded us that there are some federal programs that we'll miss if they go away again.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013

Guess what? Giving good teachers bonuses works

A new study from Stanford University says giving teachers a big bonus for raising student test scores is effective.
Posted In: teacher pay, salaries, public schools, charter schools

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