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Want to buy a latte? There's an app for that

Jan 19, 2011
Starbucks announced that customers can now pay for their coffee with their smart phones. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
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Cupcakes go to Wall Street

Jan 10, 2011
Crumbs Bake Shop, a national cupcake chain, announced that it will be going public. The company plans on putting the money generated from listing shares on an exchange towards a major expansion. But is this just a fad? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Food, Wall Street
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A black market for mooncakes in China

Dec 31, 2010
China's Mid-Autumn Festival and its tradition of eating mooncakes has lent itself to an underground economy worth billions.
Posted In: Food
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Can methyl iodide be used as a pesticide?

Dec 27, 2010
The former pesticide of choice, methyl bromide, was banned internationally. The alternative is methyl iodide, which scientists is toxic. But the state of California says its toxicity can be minimized through regulation. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Environment, Food
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Are salad bars the best option for schools?

Nov 22, 2010
Michelle Obama will announce a program to put 5,000 salad bars in schools around the country, but is that really the best use of limited resources? Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Education, Health
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FourLoko makers plan to remove caffeine

Nov 17, 2010
The maker of the popular caffeinated alcohol drink FourLoko says it will be taking the caffeine out of its beverages, preempting an expected move by the FDA to ban drinks that blend alcohol and caffeine. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Posted In: Food
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RECIPE: Chef Daniel Boulud's economy-friendly braise pork shoulder

Nov 11, 2010
When you heard Jeremy Hobson's interview with three-star Chef Daniel Boulud, did your mouth water at his low-budget braised pork shoulder? Listeners asked for the recipe, and Marketplace is happy to oblige.
Posted In: Food
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Wendy's to join sea salt bandwagon

Nov 10, 2010
It seems like everyone's talking about salt these days, and not just any salt -- sea salt. The condiment is perceived to be healthier than your basic table salt, and Wendy's is about to add it to its new kind of fries. Jennifer Collins reports on what the craze is all about.
Posted In: Food
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Latin cuisine's about to spice up the culinary world

Nov 4, 2010
Latinos have been the backbone of the food service industry for decades, but few Hispanic-Americans have gotten their time in the culinary spotlight. That may be about to change, reports David Martin Davies.
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You can get loads of calories or a toy

Nov 3, 2010
Is that Happy Meal full of calories, fat and sugar? Then no toy for you, is what the San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided.
Posted In: Food, Health

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