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Features by Tracey Samuelson

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

Persuading us to save not spend our tax refund

Researchers to track a TurboTax reminder at the "golden moment" when taxpayers can be motivated to save.
Posted In: tax refund, Saving

Just how would the 'sequester' affect you?

For one thing, 63,000 kids would get booted from Head Start.
Posted In: sequestration, Education, defense, budget

Turning cash into online payments for the unbanked

PayNearMe is one of many companies finding opportunity in services for millions of people who don't have bank accounts.
Posted In: unbanked, underbanked, digital divide

A brief history of the income tax

The modern American income tax celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.
Posted In: income tax, progressive tax, middle class

Facebook earnings expected to show mobile ad growth

As more users check Facebook on their smart phones, its mobile advertising strategy is critical to success.
Posted In: Facebook, quarterly report, mobile apps, facebook social media privacy advertising, advertising

So, do Super Bowl ads really work?

What's the return on investment from a $4 million Super Bowl ad buy?
Posted In: Super Bowl commercials, Super Bowl, advertising

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