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The secret of Gap success as the best-performing public apparel company this year; why Janet Yellen wasn't first choice for Fed Chair; and a popular backlash as Super Bowl ticket prices reach nosebleed heights.

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Men get to talk turkey, courtesy of Butterball

Sep 17, 2013
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans call in to a toll-free number to get help in cooking holiday dinners. In the past, all of the turkey experts have been women. Not anymore.

Is the Gap back?

Sep 17, 2013
The Gap is the best performing apparel chain this year. Its stores have notched gains for six straight quarters, and it’s found a way to get people talking again about its clothes.

Why isn't Yellen a shoo-in?

Sep 17, 2013
She’s had a distinguished career at the Fed and earned the respect of Nobel Prize winners. So why hasn't she been at the top of the White House's list all along?

Super Bowl tickets hit nosebleed heights

Sep 17, 2013
The NFL has a simple strategy for making more money and competing with secondary ticket brokers at the same time: jack up prices.

Is a future for a comfortable middle class just science fiction?

Sep 17, 2013
A practitioner of the dismal science and a writer of dystopian sci-fi have competing takes on the survival of the middle class.
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GM tries to build the Holy Grail of electric cars

Sep 17, 2013
General Motors says it's working on an electric car that hits a sweet spot: a range of 200 miles and a friendly price tag.

7.6%: What China's slowdown feels like

Sep 17, 2013
China's economy is starting to slow down. While 7.6 percent GDP growth sounds great to us, the average Chinese citizen is already feeling the sting.

Flooded with Fed money, but no inflation in sight

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Sep 17, 2013
The Federal Reserve has printed and pumped trillions of dollars into the banking system to keep long-term interest rates low. Why hasn't the flood caused prices to rise?

The secret of Gap success as the best-performing public apparel company this year; why Janet Yellen wasn’t first choice for Fed Chair; and a popular backlash as Super Bowl ticket prices reach nosebleed heights.

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