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Features by Shannon Mullen

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

Empty Labor Day car lots mean stronger economy

Car makers should get a nice bump from the long holiday weekend, and all those Labor Day sales you saw advertised.
Posted In: cars, auto sales, holiday shopping

The drive-in movie theater isn't dead. Not yet at least.

There are only about 300 drive-in theaters left in the U.S., and the shift to digital projection may eliminate most of the survivors.
Posted In: drive-in movies, Honda, movie theaters

Who's watching the students? The watchers

A school district in Southern California has revealed that it is paying a company to track its students online.
Posted In: schools, Facebook, social networking

Nebraska Apple store is actually a classroom

It’s the first student-run Apple Store for aspiring marketers, accountants, and entrepreneurs.
Posted In: Apple Store, apple, Retail

Big-time brands start swinging on Vine

Airbnb is the latest company to experiment with Vine.
Posted In: Vine, Twitter, instagram

‘Sorry, I don’t have any cash!’

Are tips drying up as Americans trade paper for plastic?
Posted In: tipping, Jobs, Tech, cash, cashless

Is a job at Amazon a 'good job'?

Amazon is hiring 5,000 new full-time workers at its fulfillment centers.
Posted In: manufacturing, Jobs, Unemployment, Amazon, Amazon.com

Jeff Bezos' plan for world domination: Lose money

Most businesses get hammered by the markets when they fail to meet profit expectations; not Amazon.
Posted In: Amazon, jeff bezos, Wall Street

Is Samsung treading water until the Galaxy S5?

Even though Samsung is still growing , its profits likely won’t ease concerns the company is in a bit of trouble.
Posted In: samsung, apple, smartphones, mobile

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