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Adapting to a bleak oil crunch scenario

Jul 22, 2008
If you haven't already, it may be time to start some long-term planning on lifestyle changes to accommodate the continuing escalation of gas prices...
Posted In: Oil, public transportation

Lots of barking over Verizon ad

Jul 22, 2008
Verizon has a new TV ad for the LG Dare phone that has set off a storm of complaints from animal rights groups, including the Humane Society of the...
Posted In: advertising, animals, pitbulls, Verizon

A new USDA label for biotech

Jul 22, 2008
Today, the Department of Agriculture holds a meeting to discuss a new label for products made from soy or other alternatives to petrochemicals. Amy Scott has more on bio-based products and the expanding market for them.
Posted In: Agriculture

Energizing Fort Worth charities

Jul 22, 2008
Energy companies are pumping billions of dollars into Fort Worth's economy every year. Kate Archer Kent reports why nonprofits in the area aren't having the same problems raising money as charities elsewhere.
Posted In: Economy

Women more worried about retirement

Jul 22, 2008
New research says women worry more about their retirement savings lasting than men. And with lower retirement income, longer lives and more older people being single, there's reason to worry. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Los Angeles keeps it trim

Jul 22, 2008
Among the many things Los Angeles is known for, keeping trim might be at the top of the list. You can even see it in the city's recent politics....

What's to debate over Fannie, Freddie?

Jul 21, 2008
Leaders on Capitol Hill are set to debate and vote later this week on the Bush administration's bailout plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Marketplace's John Dimsdale's discusses with Kai Ryssdal how the politics may play out.
Posted In: Housing

Another reason not to drive

Jul 21, 2008
As if gas prices weren't enough to discourage us from getting behind the wheel. The AP gives us reasons to watch out for who might be driving that...
Posted In: driving, safety

Is mystery meat on the menu?

Jul 21, 2008
It's hard not to take a pot shot at cafeteria food, but the folks cooking up meals for the Chandler Unified School District in Chandler, Ariz.,...
Posted In: catering, Food

Reverting to 'booze culture'

Jul 21, 2008
Has the "Mad Men" TV show made drinking at the office hip again? Ad Age has a feature out today that says in-house bars at advertising agencies -- ...
Posted In: advertising