Features by Jim Burress

College acceptances bring a rush to buy sweatshirts

When acceptance letters go out, lots of cash comes in to college bookstores.
Posted In: college acceptances, college bookstores, branded apparel

For many, rebates are worth jumping through some hoops

Customers often use a rebate to justify buying something they want anyway.
Posted In: rebates, shopping, consumer behavior

AirTran Folds its wings

After four years, Southwest Airlines officially acquires AirTran.
Posted In: Airlines, southwest, mergers

Thirty years later, Cabbage Patch Kids are still a favorite

The Cabbage Patch Kid still draws fans decades after its release.
Nine out of 10 people will take in at least one holiday special between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Why holiday reruns are the gift that keeps on giving

Nine out of 10 of us will watch at least one holiday TV special this year.
Posted In: tv, Entertainment, reruns

The benefits of developing an Ebola vaccine

While the market for an Ebola vaccine is small, the payoff of production is big.
Posted In: Ebola, vaccine, Health, Africa

The new growth engine for airports: cargo

Known as "world's busiest" for passengers, Atlanta's airport now wants more cargo
Posted In: airports, cargo, Atlanta

Regional airlines need pilots but offer low wages

There’s a huge demand for pilots at the nation’s regional airlines.
Posted In: Airlines, salry, pay

How "public" is Weibo?

Weibo goes public on Nasdaq as concerns over censorship remain.
Posted In: Weibo, China, censorship

How an HBCU with 35 students keeps its doors open

There are 105 historically black colleges and universities in the U.S. One of the smallest -- Morris Brown College -- struggles to stay afloat.
Posted In: HBCUs, universities, race


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