Features By Peter O'Dowd

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What Eli Lilly's job cuts mean for the future of sales jobs

Eli Lilly is reducing its U.S. sales force, reportedly by 30 percent. How have digital and other advertising practices changed the nature of sales?
Posted In: Jobs, Eli Lilly, job cuts
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Bidding wars, rising prices - but a housing bubble?

Phoenix, Arizona, was hit hard during the housing crash. Now the housing market is recovering quickly and home buyers are frustrated. But one expert says that doesn't make a housing bubble.
Posted In: housing market, housing crisis, real estate, arizona
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Have change for a gold bar? Arizona moves toward making gold and silver legal tender

Arizona is deciding whether to start making gold and silver legal tender, just after Utah made the move. You won't be paying for groceries in gold coins, but how will it work?
Posted In: gold, currency, arizona
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Phoenix homeowner explains why he didn't just walk away

A few years ago, 60 percent of Phoenix-area mortgages were underwater. Reporter Peter O'Dowd was one of those homeowners.
Posted In: Housing, Phoenix, mortgage, underwater, underwater mortgage
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Social media impostors make real money

Author Philip Roth's recent tweets were fake, but some celebrity spoofs have turned into profitable ventures.
Posted In: Twitter
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Unilever to dump microbeads from soap

Unilever says it will stop adding tiny plastic beads that act as exfoliants to its soap products by 2015.
Posted In: unilever, sustainability, Environment, soap
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The effect in Mexico of U.S. gun laws

New research suggests rising violence in Mexico could be tied to U.S. gun laws.
Posted In: guns, Mexico
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Deportees get a one-way plane ticket to Mexico City

The U.S. spent a lot of money to fly Mexican detainees back to the interior of their country, instead of dropping them off just south of the Mexican border. Did it work?
Posted In: Mexico, deportation, Crime, Immigration
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After Sandy, the marathon must go on

The New York City Marathon will go off as scheduled Sunday morning as the city still deals with clean up, massive power outages, and limited transit services.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City
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Redefining 'senior living' in Phoenix

More seniors in the Phoenix area are looking at spending their golden years in the city -- and developers are responding.
Posted In: Housing, senior citizens, arizona, Phoenix

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