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Features by Annie Baxter

Heidi and Anderson Stark grocery shop almost exclusively for fresh fruits, vegetables and meats at Lakewinds Food Co-op in Minneapolis.

Why sales of packaged or processed foods are declining

Packaged food companies' big brands are suffering as consumers opt for fresh food.
Posted In: packaged food, processed food, Big Food, food manufacturers, food companies, diet, millennials
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee February 24, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Banks prepare for round two of stress tests

Results are due Wednesday and not all banks might pass this time.
Posted In: Banks, banking, stress tests, lending, Federal Reserve

What's pushing family homelessness to record levels?

High rents and a housing subsidy shortage are pushing families into homelessness.
Posted In: homeless, Housing, rental market, homeless families, child homelessness

Campbell tries a new recipe for success

With lukewarm sales of soup, the company shifts focus to other products.
Posted In: Campbells, baby, white bean soup
Walmart

Walmart's way to growth

Walmart is the world's largest retailer, but what are its paths to growth?
Posted In: Retail, Walmart, growth

Landlords have the upper hand in many rental markets

Low apartment vacancy rates mean renters are often at the mercy of landlords
Posted In: Rentals, apartments, landlords, renters
Jon Stewart

What Jon Stewart's departure means for Viacom

His announcement comes at time when ratings are sliding at the network.
Posted In: Jon Stewart, viacom, Comedy Central
A customer in the vitamin aisle at a Target store.

Major retailers' herbal pills called into question

Perhaps they should change the name from "ginkgo biloba" to "gingko baloney."
Posted In: supplements, Target, Walmart
Signage at the Dish Network booth at the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

FCC regulator: Don't dish out discounts to Dish

Dish is seeking to tap discounts the FCC sets aside for small businesses.
Posted In: fcc, spectrum, dish network
A jobs fair at the Bronx Public Library in New York City.

Wages and benefits see highest bump in six years

Pay, benefits costs grew at annual rate of 2.2 percent in 2014 – a telling trend.
Posted In: wages, benefits, employment

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