What Apple won't tell you
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Apple's many loyal fans are so hooked by its technology that they have a blind spot when it comes to criticism of the company. Perhaps those are the people who shouldn't miss out on the 10 things Apple won't tell you, a list that explores thoughts including why iPhones are overpriced, how savvy salespeople in Apple stores market to children and why devices are affecting relationships.
Also in the latest Personal Finance pages, read about new research that suggests that homes near foreclosures don't lose that much in value after all, as well as a piece on how designer and architect Michael Graves wants to redesign hospital rooms to make them more patient-friendly.
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10 things Apple won't tell you
From customer service to app safety and even how its devices affect our relationships, here are 10 things
Redesigning hospital rooms for health
To make hospital rooms more patient-friendly, Michael Graves recasts them from his perspective as both a design professional and a patient. Redesigning hospital rooms for health.
Foreclosures' small effect on nearby prices
Recent research suggests that properties near foreclosures normally suffer falling home prices, but a new paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta challenges the claim. Foreclosures' small effect on nearby prices.
ECONOMY AND POLITICS
Fed policy: Is it time for a change?
Since low interest rates don't seem to have saved the U.S. economy, Irwin Kellner asks: How about higher rates?Fed policy: Is it time for a change?
Fed's Rosengren makes case for sizable QE3
Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren says the economy is treading water and needed another round of asset purchases -- an open-ended one. But in a separate interview, another Fed official says more easing would be a mistake.Fed's Rosengren makes case for sizable QE3.
Romney can't win on economic platitudes alone
Mitt Romney can't win with his vice presidential pick, or by hammering President Barack Obama on the economy, writes Darrell Delamaide. His only hope is to demonstrate his own leadership and character.Romney can't win on economic platitudes alone.
Australia holds interest rate steady at 3.5%
The Reserve Bank of Australia decides to keep its key cash rate on hold at 3.5% for another month to fully gauge the impact of earlier rate cuts on the economy..Australia holds interest rate steady at 3.5%.
Standard Chartered will test a new line
Regulators, by painting such a sinister picture of Standard Charter's actions, now have to live up to their accusations by following through with fines, charges and arrests.Standard Chartered will test a new line.
Good news: Earnings growth is slowing
Worried that lower earnings growth will lead to a bear market? Mark Hulbert reports that the stock market has historically performed better when earnings growth is slower than when it is faster.Good news: Earnings growth is slowing.
This Wall Street tech deal doomed investors
As Wall Street cleans up the wreckage from the Knight Capital trading debacle, it's fair to ask if electronic markets are truly better than the corruptible humans they replaced.This Wall Street tech deal doomed investors.
EA-Zynga battle could mean game over for copycats
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