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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

Connecting through the eye of a storm

Nov 28, 2008
A new web-based network dubbed "Hurricane Facebook" allows businesses to stay in touch and get valuable information when storms hit. Dan Grech looks into how much time and money went into the effort and who's involved.
Posted In: Internet

P&G ad managers team with Google

Nov 19, 2008
Procter & Gamble Co. and Google have been swapping employees since the beginning of the year. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Ellen Byron from the Wall Street Journal about the unusual arrangement between the two.
Posted In: Internet