Tracking breast cancer donations: Oct. 18, 2010

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Final chapter for Borders bookstores?
Feb. 7, 2011

Final chapter for Borders bookstores?
Feb. 7, 2011

Up in Your Business with Kris Frieswick

The mega-bookstore Borders is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. The book giant has struggled to compete in the digital market unlike its competitors Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. WGBH business contributor Kris Frieswick joins Emily.

Tracking breast cancer donations
Oct. 18, 2010

Tracking breast cancer donations
Oct. 18, 2010

Up in Your Business with Kris Frieswick

October is breast cancer awareness month, a time when many businesses display pink ribbons as a symbol of support. Companies that use the ribbon for marketing purposes are required by law to report their donations to breast cancer charities. But business contributor Kris Frieswick reveals that some businesses are not playing by the rules.

Genzyme's woes
Sept. 27, 2010

Genzyme's woes
Sept. 27, 2010

Up in Your Business with Kris Frieswick

Genzyme, the largest biotech company in the Boston-area, has been hit by hard times recently. A virus contaminated the biotech giant's Allston plant and resulted in a $175 million fine from the FDA. Now, a French drug company is interested in purchasing Genzyme. Business contributor Kris Frieswick joins Emily to gauge the impact this is having on Genzyme and biotech in Boston.

Making it in Massachusetts
Sept. 20, 2010

Making it in Massachusetts
Sept. 20, 2010

Up in Your Business with Kris Frieswick

There’s been a lot of rhetoric in the governor’s race about whether Massachusetts is a good place for businesses. Greater Boston business contributor Kris Frieswick looks at two local companies, Quiet Logistics and KIVA, that are thriving in a down economy.

Flying cars get closer to reality
Aug. 9, 2010

Flying cars get closer to reality
Aug. 9, 2010

Up in Your Business with Kris Frieswick

Woburn based Terrafugia is one step closer to making the flying car a reality. Greater Boston’s business contributor Kris Frieswick joins Emily to talk about the potential impact the vehicle will have on air travel.

House swapping
July 6, 2010

House swapping
July 6, 2010

Up in Your Business with Kris Frieswick

A growing number of vacationers are turning to house-swapping to afford a summer getaway. Under a house swap agreement, travelers switch houses for an agreed upon period of time. While the arrangement can save travelers thousands of dollars in hotel costs, the question of trusting a home to a stranger persists.

 


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