California's pricing system for milk gives cheese makers the lowest price for milk -- a holdover from the Depression era, when making cheese was a way to use up surplus milk. But now cheese makers are dairies' biggest customers, and still get the low price.
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.