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Are dairy farmers milking consumers?

Dan Grech | May 19, 2008
Like gas, the price of milk is at about $4 a gallon, and the U.S. government suspects price fixing might be to blame. Dan Grech reports why the Department of Agriculture thinks the Dairy Farmers of America may be spoiling themselves.
Posted In: Retail

China donations may stir public interest

| May 19, 2008
Donations of up to $1.3 billion have been pouring in for survivors of China's earthquakes. Many of those giving are from the country's urban class and students. Lisa Chow reports it may also show something grander.

eBay changes its feedback rules

Jill Barshay | May 19, 2008
Starting today, eBay's feedback forum will bar sellers from posting negative or neutral comments about buyers. Jill Barshay reports some are nervous about letting negative tirades go unanswered.
Posted In: Retail

U.S. follows up on BAE scandal

Stephen Beard | May 19, 2008
Two senior executives from British defense company BAE were searched and subpoenaed on a corruption case before being allowed to enter the U.S. Stephen Beard explains why the news may be embarrassing for the U.K. government.
Posted In: Crime

A booster shot for

Stacey Vanek Smith | May 19, 2008
Upping the competitive ante on sites like WedMD, Time Incorporated is relaunching Stacey Vanek-Smith reports the new site will try to gain an edge by giving users the ability to compare hospitals and doctors.

Shoppers may not rely on Web

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 19, 2008
When it comes to buyers' decision-making process, the Web may still take a backseat to good old-fashioned human interaction. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into a report that says the Web may not be crucial for all shopping.
Posted In: Retail

After aid comes uncertainty in China

Scott Jagow | May 19, 2008
Official and makeshift shelters are being set up throughout disaster zones in China, but there's little planning yet for what comes next. Scott Jagow talks to Jamila Trindle, reporting from China's Schezwan province.

Where shareholders fall in big deals

| May 19, 2008
Yahoo and Microsoft are back at the table, but the stakes are more casual. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan describes the two kinds of shareholders you'll find in big deals and what happens when they fall through.

Reinventing a 170-year-old company

Kai Ryssdal | May 19, 2008
A.G. Lafley heads Procter & Gamble, the biggest consumer products company in the world, earning $82 billion a year. But eight years ago, it was a different story when he took the top spot. He talks about making changes to struggling brands.

Immediate Annuity

Chris Farrell | May 17, 2008
Question: I am turning 70 in June and retiring as of July 1. I will be taking monthly disbursements from my IRA. I still have a balanced portfolio...
Posted In: Retirement


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