Shea Huffman is a graduate of USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and a fill-in web producer for Marketplace.
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Features by Shea Huffman

Electricity as utility. A model for the internet?

UPDATED: A short look at the history of how utilities became utilities.
Posted In: utility, Internet, net neutrality, electricity

Voters decide U.S. minimum wage landscape for 2015

Voters in four states voted to increase the minimum wage.
Posted In: minimum wage, 2014 elections, ballot initiatives, Congress

Three charts that show why your heating bill will fall

Natural gas prices are up but demand is expected to plummet, spelling savings.
Posted In: polar vortex, energy bills, heating, natural gas

Why we tip more than we used to

Americans leave bigger tips than in the past and it could be all about appearance.
Posted In: tipping, gratuity, restaurants, servers, waiters

Who makes your favorite beer? Probably one of these 5 companies.

The brewer of Budweiser is reportedly in talks to purchase its rival SABMiller.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, beer

We're paying more for butter and milk. Way more.

U.S. milk and butter prices have risen to record levels this year.
Posted In: Food, commodities, dairy, food prices

Detroit has the most expensive car insurance in the U.S.

A new study finds Motor City drivers pay big to insure their cars.
Alibaba

What, exactly, Alibaba does

Alibaba isn't a Chinese version of Amazon.
Posted In: alibaba, investors, China, IPO

What bright lights can tell you about a nation's economy

A study says some leaders give preferential treatment to their home regions.
Posted In: light, political favoritism, electricity
A dog, a computer and some Facebook photos of potential canine friends.

Facebook is not the only one studying your behavior

Why knowing so much about your feelings is key to Facebook’s success.
Posted In: Facebook, social media, advertising, Twitter, Google, Yahoo

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