Holiday sales have allowed consumers to gorge themselves on sales. But after the chaos dies down, how do retailers get their customers back to paying full price? Rachel Dornhelm finds out what some are doing to pull off a "discount detox."
It might be Black Friday where you are, but in some cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, it's Plaid Friday. It's all part of efforts to get shoppers to buy from independently-owned, small retailers. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
The WIC program, which offers nutrition education and food vouchers to low-income families, will soon get a healthy overhaul. But to cash in, food manufacturers have had to make some adjustments. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
The town of Fremont is home to the only auto manufacturing plant in the entire state of California, and it may soon be closing its doors. Rachel Dornhelm talks to town residents about what the facility means to them.
People facing foreclosure are becoming vulnerable to scammers promising to help modify loans. Reporter Rachel Dornhelm reports on one such scam in Oakland, Calif. and asks experts what consumers can do to stay safe.
If you're done drinking for a while, why not turn your extra libations into fuel? Rachel Dornhelm explores a machine that turns alcohol and sugar waste into food for your car, and whether it can save you money over the long haul.
Unemployment figures are in the news, but an even larger number of workers are underemployed -- working too few hours or stuck in field unrelated to their skills. Marketplace's Rachel Dornhelm reports.