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Features by Shannon Mullen

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

In a tough year for toys, Mattel has played a good game

Toy analysts say Mattel's core brands and its progress in high-tech toys have helped it do better than some other toymakers.
Posted In: Mattel, toys, Barbie

Historically black colleges struggle to compete

A federal court in Maryland ruled this week that the state had failed fully to desegregate its public higher education system.
Posted In: historically black colleges, HBCUs, Morgan State University

Iraq: Who watched the watchers?

The office established as the temporary oversight agency for Iraq reconstruction will cease operations.
Posted In: Iraq, afghanistan, government waste

$1,000 per share will get a bunch of nights at a Priceline hotel

At $1,000 per share, Priceline's stock is expensive -- so why hasn't the company split its share price?
Posted In: split stock, Priceline flights

Why the media -- and people -- love lists

The Forbes 400 is out. Media organizations spend a lot of time and money on building and promoting lists because they're easy to promote and can help sell a lot of ads.
Posted In: lists, Economy, business, media, Forbes

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