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Ethanol could kill your small engine

Dec 30, 2008
By 2022, the government says the U.S. must produce 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel. But the ethanol mandate could be disastrous for your lawnmowers, boats, and small engines. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Posted In: Science

Electronic show running on low battery

Dec 29, 2008
The 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show promises the latest innovations in technological gadgets and products. But as Jeremy Hobson reports, attendance is expected to be much lower than in years past because retailers who sell electronics are being hit hard by the recession.
Posted In: Science

Amid retail slump, Amazon's flying high

Dec 26, 2008
The top online retailer says it's had its best holiday shopping season. How was Amazon able to buck the trend of one of the worst holiday retail periods ever? Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy, Internet, Retail

Flavor really comes down to a science

Dec 25, 2008
When food producers wanted to experiment with new flavors, they used to gravitate towards the kitchen. Today, the flavor market can be born faster in the lab. Janet Babin shows us how it's done.
Posted In: Science

When athletes must part with the prize

Dec 23, 2008
Sometimes paying the bills means parting with something valuable. For professional athletes, that could mean pawning that hard-earned -- but quite bedazzled -- championship ring. Dan Grech reports what's for sale.
Posted In: Internet

Buy things at the real store, or else

Dec 12, 2008
A new ad campaign encourages consumers to shop at their local real-life stores as opposed to the Internet. The TV spot highlights the consequences for the local market if they don't. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Goldman looks to online banking

Dec 3, 2008
A couple of months ago the Wall Street powerhouse decided the investment banking wasn't such a good idea anymore. So it turned itself into a full-service operation. Now it reportedly is considering becoming an Internet banking start-up. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Internet, Investing, Wall Street

CNN makes a play on AP's turf

Dec 1, 2008
CNN is launching its own news wire service to compete with the long-established Associated Press. It's been in a beta trial run for a month. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Internet

Israelis, Palestinians join in start-up

Dec 1, 2008
Israeli and Palestinian techies are creating a new business that allows computer users to store all their data on the Internet. Daniel Estrin reports.
Posted In: Internet

Black Friday provided needed bang

Dec 1, 2008
The numbers for the Thanksgiving shopping weekend are in, and sales were up 17% from this time last year -- and the average consumer spent more, too. Jill Barshay explores why Black Friday wasn't so bleak.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

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