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Features by Tracey Samuelson

It's high time you have one of those Tofu Shinjo Nuggets you've been craving.

McDonald's seeks to tailor menu to regional tastes

The company's "one size fits all" approach has been losing a lot of money.
Posted In: McDonalds, game plan, regulation, menu
Businessman holding dollar bills in his hand in Berlin, Germany.

What the end of Quantitative Easing will and won't mean

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee is meeting today and tomorrow and many are expecting it to announce an end to the bond-buying program of the past six years. What has been the effect of quantitative easing? And are reports of the end of stimulus misleading?
Posted In: quantitative easing, Federal Reserve, stimulus
 A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo to demonstrate the Apple Pay mobile payment system in San Francisco City.

Why did Rite Aid and CVS block Apple Pay?

Apple's mobile wallet takes a hit in the battle for mobile payment dominance
Posted In: apple, apple pay, merchant customer exchange, mobile wallet
 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 21. With a recent trend of dismal earnings for the likes of IBM, Coke and McDonald's, some blue chip stocks appear to have lost their sheen

Blue chips: down, but not out

With news of dismal earnings, are blue chips losing their sheen?
Posted In: earnings report, blue chip companies, McDonald's, Coke, IBM
A man walks past shuttered stores in Hong Kong last month. China’s economy grew in the third quarter at its slowest pace in five years.

Europe v China: Whose economic woes pain America more?

China's growth is declining. Europe is struggling. Which pains the U.S. most?
Posted In: Europe, China, Chinese economy, world economy

Liberians in U.S. feel Ebola's social, economic impact

We look at Ebola's economic impact on the Liberian community in America.
Posted In: Ebola, Liberia, immigrant communities
Alex Martinez, 18, celebrates being the first person with new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the Puerta del Sol Apple Store in Madrid, Spain. Overall retail sales this month weren't strong, but still did better than expected.

Retail's new normal

September retail sales take a slight dip from August.
Posted In: retail sales, consumer spending, consumer behavior
 Yera Dominguez uses a credit card reader to charge a credit card from a customer for payment at Lorenzo's Italian Market in Miami, Florida.

Banks seek profits in credit cards

Many analysts are looking for profits in a traditionally dull place: credit cards.
Posted In: Banks, Credit card, CARD Act
Washington Cemetary

How do cemeteries make money?

Or perhaps the better question: What do they do when they run out of space?
Posted In: death, user-generated content, cemeteries, Burial

Why you always see the same ad while binge-watching TV

If you watch TV online, you're likely to see the same ad over and over again.
Posted In: streaming tv, advertisements, advertising

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