Features by Tracey Samuelson
Posted In: christmas music, holiday music, music industry, Christmas
Popular artists often rehash holiday standards. But why? Consumer demand.
Posted In: leading indicators, lagging indicators, Economy, US economy
Unlike lagging indicators, these give us a snapshot of the economy as it stands.
Posted In: gourmet coffee, coffee shops, starbucks, coffee
Since the mermaid has become ubiquitous, Starbucks tries to stand out by going upscale.
Posted In: treasury undersecretary, antonio weiss, Obama, Wall Street, treasury
Liberal Democrats aren’t happy with White House's choice, investment banker Antonio Weiss.
Posted In: bills, medical costs, medical debt
43 million Americans have overdue medical debt on their credit reports.
Posted In: BP, big oil, oil prices
Too much oil means prices fall, but also oil companies cutting back.
Posted In: robot, hackers, advertisements
Ads are linked to how many people see them, but "botnet" computer networks inflate the numbers.
Posted In: Nook, ebooks, e-books
Bookseller bought back Microsoft's stake. But it's still unclear if company might split in two.
Posted In: oil prices, Russia, ruble, us dollar
What’s a country to do as its currency collapses? Russia basically needs to weather the storm.
Posted In: Facebook, politicians, facebook ads, Small Business
They're changing the rules about all those promotional posts in your feed.