Features by Tracey Samuelson

 JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York City.

JPMorgan CEO says 'banks are under assault'

How burdensome is Dodd-Frank is to banks like JPMorgan?
Posted In: banking, JP Morgan, lobbying
Tesla owners take a ride in the new Tesla 'D' model electric sedan.

Car sales in the era of $50-a-barrel oil

Truck and SUV sales are up ... but Tesla sales have not slowed.
Posted In: tesla, car sales, detroit auto show
Mark Dipko, director of corporate planning at Hyundai Motors America, reveals the Santa Cruz concept car to the media at this year's auto show in Detroit.

Auto shows are in the business of creating a buzz

Detroit auto show is one of country's biggest, and more than 750 cars are on display.
Posted In: auto shows, detroit auto show, cars
Outside a Chase Bank branch in Chicago.

Goldman Sachs argues for a big bank breakup

Shareholders would benefit if JPMorgan Chase split into smaller pieces, report says.
Posted In: JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, big banks
Passersby are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq studios in New York City.

How do stock exchanges make money?

Nasdaq bring in cash from trades but also sells information and software.
Posted In: stock market, NASDAQ
An interior  of a model condominium at the Platinum luxury condominiums in New York City.

New York developers are mad for super-lux apartments

High demand and prices drive a New York City trend: Pricey apartments.
Posted In: luxury investments, luxury houses, real estate
A cappella group Pentatonix performs at the 82nd annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Holiday music economics: New artists sing old songs

Popular artists often rehash holiday standards. But why? Consumer demand.
Posted In: christmas music, holiday music, music industry, Christmas
The skyline of Washington, D.C.

Leading indicators released for the month

Unlike lagging indicators, these give us a snapshot of the economy as it stands.
Posted In: leading indicators, lagging indicators, Economy, US economy

With a Starbucks on every corner, chain pivots

Since the mermaid has become ubiquitous, Starbucks tries to stand out by going upscale.
Posted In: gourmet coffee, coffee shops, starbucks, coffee
Antonio Weiss, newly nominated treasury undersecretary.

Treasury undersecretary wanted, must love Wall Street

Liberal Democrats aren’t happy with White House's choice, investment banker Antonio Weiss.
Posted In: treasury undersecretary, antonio weiss, Obama, Wall Street, treasury


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