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Soup kitchen strain

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 23, 2006
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for U.S. soup kitchens, but this year there's less to give thanks for. Food banks are feeling the strains of higher prices for fruits and vegetables. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Betting on life expectancy

Stephen Beard | Nov 23, 2006
London could become the main trading center for new kind of security. The so-called "death derivative" will allow investors to bet on changes in the average human life span. Will New York markets miss out? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Tribes' riches increase membership battles

Rachel Dornhelm | Nov 23, 2006
Gambling is a big business for American Indian tribes — and that means big money for their members. But a growing number say they're being forced out of the pot. Rachel Dornhelm has the story.
Posted In: Crime

Virtual training's no game

| Nov 23, 2006
While you're enjoying Thanksgiving dinner, thousands of police officers, firemen and EMTs are on duty. Sometimes there's not a lot to do, so they keep their skills sharp playing video games. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Science

Sandwich generation

| Nov 23, 2006
Millions of Baby Boomers have become part of the "sandwich generation"— taking care of both their kids and their elderly parents. Apryl Lundsten reports.

Holy Grail of coffee cups?

Sarah Gardner | Nov 23, 2006
Every week 30 million-plus people grab coffee at Starbucks. That's a lot of cups. This spring, the company introduced a cup made with 10% post-consumer recycled fiber, the first of its kind. Sarah Gardner reports.

It's gourmet baby

Lisa Napoli | Nov 23, 2006
These days parents are shelling out more than $3 a jar for pesto pasta, quinoa and other gourmet fare for baby. Lisa Napoli takes a look at the growing business.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Popular wedding day

Alisa Roth | Nov 23, 2006
Businesses in New York's Chinatown will be humming today, but not because of Thanksgiving. Alisa Roth explains.
Posted In: Immigration

Betting on death

Stephen Beard | Nov 23, 2006
London could become the main trading center on a major new market. The so-called "death derivative" will allow investors to bet on changes in the average human life span. Will New York markets miss out? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Kerkorian backs away from GM

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Nov 23, 2006
Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian seems to be losing interest in GM and gaining interest in MGM Mirage casinos. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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