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More needy heading to food banks

| May 1, 2008
Consumers are facing a double whammy. Sticker-shock at the gas pumps and again at the grocery store. Today a Congressional hearing focuses on how rising food costs affect Americans and what can be done. Jeff Tyler has more.
Posted In: Charity

Single French farmers raise TV ratings

| Apr 30, 2008
"Love in the Meadows," the French version of a TV show now airing in America, is in its third season. About 100,000 single French farmers live often lonely, rural lives, but many wish the show would be put out to pasture. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

News biz future may lie in its past

| Apr 30, 2008
With newspapers across the nation cutting staff, and local and national broadcast outlets laying people off, commentator David Frum asks whether the future of the news business might be found in a more partisan press.

Citigroup dilutes value in stock sale

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 30, 2008
Like other banks hit by the credit crunch, Citigroup is selling off stock to raise money -- diluting the stock's value. Michael Holland of the Holland & Company investment firm, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the impact such moves have on investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

West's main water source getting drier

| Apr 30, 2008
Spring has been coming earlier and earlier in the Rocky Mountains for the past decade. And while this year has been a bumper crop for snow, scientists and farmers are worried about a dry, long-term trend. Peter O'Dowd reports.

FDA putting out the 'help wanted' sign

Jeremy Hobson | Apr 30, 2008
After a little financial help from Congress, the Food and Drug Administration announced it will hire 1,300 new employees. It's a big deal for an agency that currently employs about 10,000 workers. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs, Washington

Kellogg, Kraft still packaging up profits

Alisa Roth | Apr 30, 2008
Corporations are subject to some of the same economic stresses as the rest of us -- especially companies that sell food. Kraft and Kellogg reported lower profits today. But they did better than anybody was expecting. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

Fed continues to see a weak economy

John Dimsdale | Apr 30, 2008
The Federal Reserve did exactly what everyone thought it was going to do today -- cut short-term interest rates 0.25%. In the process it said some not-so-reassuring things. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Socially responsible Investing

Chris Farrell | Apr 30, 2008
Question: I'd like to invest in a green mutual fund, one that develops wind and solar energies, electric cars etc. I've been looking at Winslow...
Posted In: Investing

GM posts first quarter loss

Janet Babin | Apr 30, 2008
GM lost more than $3 billion so far this year. But hey, that's nothing compared to the $38-billion the automaker lost last year. The company blames challenging market conditions and ongoing labor issues. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Auto