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Features by Sally Herships

The comic book battles behind the big screen

Licensing and keeping these colorful characters is a complicated plot of its own.
Posted In: Marvel comics, superhero, movie

The New York Times picks up where SkyMall left off

The Times and NPR sell their audiences on unique retail options.
Posted In: media, New York Times, online shopping

Tinder gets serious about dating

The dating app has put a cap on the number of swipes you can make for free.
Posted In: Tinder, online dating, social

The economy of the red carpet

From mani cams to brand partnerships, the red carpet can be a moneymaker for all.
Posted In: red carpet, hollywood, Oscars

'Fifty Shades' of merchandising

Adapting the kinky bestseller puts the business of film tie-ins in a 'Grey' area.
Posted In: movie, fifty shades of grey, merchandising
Eggs

Dietary update: Cholesterol-rich foods aren't so bad

Eggs are bad for you. No wait, now they may be good for you.
Posted In: eggs, diet, nutrition
A screenshot of the Nationwide commercial shows a young boy and his dog.

A nation in agreement: Nationwide's ad was a buzzkill

"Ad agency should be fired," expert says, for Super Bowl ad starring a dead child.
Posted In: Super Bowl, commercials, nationwide, bad PR
Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit.

TurboTax tries to recover from price-hike stumble

Expert says company is on the right path, owning the mistake and offering refunds.
Posted In: Taxes, software, public relations
Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is auctioned at Sotheby's  in 2012  in New York City.

Auction houses filled with high-end art – and drama

The art world, "where insider trading ... is completely legal and actually frequently practiced."
Posted In: art, auctions, sotheby's

Lovin' the McDonald's ad – and hatin' it

McDonald's new advertisement receives a mixed response.
Posted In: McDonalds, advertisements, 9/11

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