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Consumers pay for rising cotton prices

Sep 14, 2010
The price of cotton has risen more than 50 percent in the past year due to droughts and floods wiping out a lot of the cotton harvest in China and Pakistan. That may have a big impact on the cost of making clothes.
Posted In: Retail

U.K. unions may strike over budget cuts

Sep 13, 2010
As the U.K. grapples with budget cuts, unions are so angry over, they're calling for a widespread protests. Could they bring the country to a halt?

Irish plan to split failed bank

Sep 9, 2010
When Ireland's Anglo-Irish bank failed, it nearly bankrupted the nation. Now the Irish government says it has a plan to split the bank up.

EU divided over bank transaction tax

Sep 8, 2010
The European Union continues to divide over plans to tax the banks. The bank tax is supposed to curb financial risk-taking and help prevent a future financial crisis. But there are a number of perspectives.

Is Europe's economy still a worry?

Sep 7, 2010
Europe is actually in better economic shape than the U.S. That's a role reversal from earlier in the year, when Europe was seen as the economic problem child. So is there still concern about the health of Europe's economy?

Germany holds off on nuclear phase-out

Sep 6, 2010
Germany will continue to use nuclear power plants for longer than expected. The country had expected to phase out its reliance on nuclear energy in the next decade.

India's economy grows almost 9%

Aug 31, 2010
India's economy grew almost 9 percent this spring.

Scientists crack wheat's genetic code

Aug 27, 2010
British researchers have successfully mapped the genetic makeup of wheat. The BBC's Rebecca Singer reports now on how the scientific breakthrough could help wheat farmers worldwide.
Posted In: Agriculture

BP halts plans to drill off Greenland

Aug 26, 2010
BP has pulled out of a controversial plan to drill for oil off the coast of Greenland. Why?
Posted In: Oil

Germans to bosses: Get off Facebook!

Aug 26, 2010
Several high-profile companies in Germany were recently caught using digital technology to keep tabs on workers. Germans were spooked by that, and have pushed for a new law that would stop your employer from checking out your Facebook page.
Posted In: Internet

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