Features by Tracey Samuelson

The risks and rewards of selling dinner reservations

Apps make it easy for restaurants and patrons to charge for a last-minute table.
Posted In: restaurants, reservations, New York City
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in November 2014 in Beijing.

Currency control sits uneasily in trade deal

Adding currency rules to the Trans-Pacific Partnership is mired in controversy.
Posted In: Trans-Pacific Partnership, currency controls, trade deals

The Congressional Budget Office: staying above the fray

New CBO head Keith Hall has the tough job of keeping politics out of the agency.
Posted In: congressional budget office, congressional budget

Sotheby's courts new buyers with an assist from Drake

The musician and auctioneer are collaborating on a new show.
Posted In: art, sotheby's, Drake
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Re-thinking the boring bond

Dissecting the bond market's "conga line of ramifications."
Posted In: bonds, U.S. Treasury, mortgage rates

The end is nigh for Idol

After a 13-year run, Fox announces the next season will be American Idol's last.
Posted In: american idol, Fox, television
Then-U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in December 1993.

NAFTA legacy casts a shadow on new trade agreements

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership looms, a look back at what NAFTA changed in America.
Posted In: NAFTA, Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade deals

Why the secrecy behind trade talks?

The lack of transparency behind trade deals is a worry for critics.
Posted In: Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiations, trade deals
The Twitter logo is displayed on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013 — the date the social media company went public.

Why social media investing looks like a rollercoaster

Social media stocks are volatile. With good reason.
Posted In: social media, stocks, Investing, markets, shares
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White speaks at 2014 SEC conference in Washington, D.C.

SEC wants clarity on CEO pay vs. company performance

The SEC is going to demand that companies provide more transparency about CEO pay.
Posted In: CEO salaries, SEC, stocks


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