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Tabasco not such hot stuff anymore

Oct 17, 2007
The spicy red sauce created by the McIlhenny family isn't as hot a market leader as it once was. Jeffrey Rothfeder, who has written a book about the product and the family, explains to Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Retail

Party at the gas station!

Oct 17, 2007
While Big Oil is pumping big profits, independent gas stations selling non-branded fuel are seeing hard times. But reporter Kate Golden found one stubborn holdout in Northern California who's doing a brisk trade by offering tasty foods, good talk and impulse buys.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

Slow growth, less foreign money ... Worry?

Oct 17, 2007
The Fed says growth has slowed almost everywhere in the nation. And the Treasury Department says foreign investors are pulling their money out of U.S. markets at a record pace. What's this mean? Kai Ryssdal got the views of Alec Young of Standard & Poor's Equity Research.
Posted In: Economy

It's the BETTER Business Bureau

Oct 17, 2007
What could be a more straightforward brand than the Better Business Bureau? For some, though, the BBB's become the place to go to complain about business. So it's launched a nationwide campaign to let people know it does some other things, too. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

New news group, old ethics debacle

Oct 17, 2007
Billionaires Herbert and Marion Sandler are starting a news organization dedicated entirely to investigative journalism. But Steve Tripoli reports where Pro Publica may already hit a conflict of interest.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

Teens are growing into luxury market

Oct 16, 2007
The high end of the retail market has been immune to the queasy economy. Adults with disposable income have kept brand-name retailers feeling no pain. But Andrea Gardner tells us the average luxury consumer is getting younger -- much younger.
Posted In: Retail

Scripps splits media into old and new

Oct 16, 2007
Remember in grade school when you had the cool kids and the losers? The Scripps media company has taken a page from the 5th grade handbook. Broadcast darlings like HGTV and the Food Network on one side, old-media slackers like newspapers on the other. Jeff Tyler reports.

Changing their subprime tune

Oct 16, 2007
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke have modified their public statements on the state of the U.S. housing market. Each now says they see a significant risk to the economy. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

$100 a barrel for oil? Then what?

Oct 16, 2007
Oil closed on the NYMEX market today at $87.61 a barrel. What happens if, or maybe when, it hits triple digits -- at $100 a barrel? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Retail

Citigroup profits are even worse

Oct 16, 2007
Citigroup earnings are down by more than half in the third quarter, its biggest decline in three years. And billions more in losses could be on the way for other financial institutions as well. Chris Farrell takes an in-depth look.
Posted In: Wall Street

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