Features by Tracey Samuelson

The skies feel very friendly for airlines

Industry profits are at new highs, but passengers still feel so squeezed.
Posted In: Airlines, Oil, air travel
In a data breach, the names, emails and addresses of some 37 million users of the extramarital-affairs site Ashley Madison have been leaked.

Ashley Madison user information leaks

The myth of privacy on the Web has been exploded once and for all.
Posted In: data, Hacks, ashley madison, data privacy

Coffee? Tea? Chardonnay?

Starbucks is rolling out an "evening menu," including beer, wine, and small plates.
Posted In: starbucks, restaurants, Food, alchohol
The Maui Gold Pineapple Company has started exporting to Japan.

High hopes and hurdles in selling to Japan

Unique rules impede business in agriculture, medicine, investment and services.
Posted In: TPP, Japan, exports

Many factors at play in the devaluation of yuan

The biggest? A seal of approval from the International Monetary Fund.
Posted In: China, yuan, international monetary fund, exchange rate, currency
 U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) speaks about equal pay for women while flanked by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) during a news conference on equal pay for women, April 14, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washingto

Her old salary? Don't ask.

Women's past wages can't be basis for government job pay, personnel office says.
Posted In: gender gap, gender, wages
Designer Ralph Lauren attends the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Lauren, CEO of the brand Ralph Lauren, is one of America's highest paid CEOs, according to Forbes.

SEC reform shines a light on CEO-to-worker pay ratio

Will the rule point out sky-high compensation or become a useless political tool?
Posted In: Security Exchange Commission, median income, employees, labor

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations wrap up in Maui

Final sticking points include sugar, dairy and state-owned enterprises.
Posted In: TPP, trade, Hawaii
Outside the Apple Fifth Avenue flagship store.

Apple's drop illustrates the power of expectations

Apple is down sharply following the release of its numbers Tuesday.
Posted In: apple, sales, quarterly report


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