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Features by Tracey Samuelson

Will Yahoo inspire your boss to ban telecommuting?

Maybe, but companies must weigh several factors before reversing the trend toward letting some employees work from home.
Posted In: Yahoo, Melissa Mayer, telecommuting

Why would anyone want to buy a bookstore?

Ask the chairman of Barnes and Noble, who may offer to buy out the bookstore chain -- but not the digital Nook.
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, bookstore

Where does the term 'sequester' come from?

Former Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) first used 'sequester' in a budget bill during the Reagan years. He still likes the term and the idea.
Posted In: sequester, Phil Gramm, federal budget

Payday lenders inspire mixed feelings from borrowers

New Pew report finds that payday borrowers feel both relief -- and that they are being taken advantage of.
Posted In: payday loans

Under Armour gets a makeover for women

The company that was founded by a former football player and is known for its hard-core, performance sportswear is testing a new branding strategy geared towards women.
Posted In: branding, women, fashion, clothing, Retail

Warren Buffett, 3G to buy Heinz, but it's not just about the ketchup

Legendary investor Warren Buffet announced Thursday morning that his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will team up with a Brazilian-backed investment firm to buy H. J. Heinz, the ketchup maker. The price tag? Just over $23 billion.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Heinz ketchup

American Airlines and US Airways: How do two airlines become one?

American Airlines and US Airways have officially announced their long-suspected merger. Together the companies will become the largest airline in the world, but the consolidation process won’t be without its challenges.
Posted In: American Airlines, US Airways

Would Obama's $9 minimum wage help or hurt workers?

During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, Obama, poverty

American Express to launch pay-by-tweet

Starting Wednesday, American Express customers who link their cards to their Twitter accounts will be able to make purchases with a tweet.
Posted In: Twitter, american express, social media

Pope Benedict: Leading the church through crisis

As the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict has been the leader of a troubled brand, as the church was hit hard by the clergy-sex-abuse scandals.
Posted In: Catholic church, Pope Benedict XVI

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