It's not just China... in fact, more tainted imports from Mexico and India were stopped by FDA agents last year. But only about 1 percent of all shipments are checked, and the FDA just can't keep up. Dan Grech reports.
News that Whole Foods chief John Mackey has been criticizing rival Wild Oats in an online forum for investors has stirred up controversy, but that's not what might sink the organic grocery chain's bid to buy its competitor, reports Stephen Beard.
With worldwide investments expected to double to almost $300 trillion by 2015, institutional investors must now think Turkey and China. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at the growing importance of emerging markets.
Website domain names start with price tags under $10, but some people are flipping them for big profits in a market that's starting to see 8-figure transactions. Jeremy Hobson looks at what's driving up the price of virtual real estate.
A reality show debuting soon on BET is testing the limits of its advertisers. Before it's even aired "Hot Ghetto Mess" has some consumers threatening boycotts, and some advertisers pulling their spots. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has the story.
Groups pushing for universal health coverage got a sort of economic backing today: A new study demonstrates that there are financial gains to be made by insuring everyone before the age of 65. Jill Barshay has details.
It's official: mining giant Rio Tinto has agreed to buy Canadian aluminum group Alcan. And the deal worth than more $38 billion easily tops the unwelcome offer from U.S. rival company Alcoa. Stephen Beard reports.
China is worried about its reputation, and rightly so, as importers throw up trade barriers. Responding to worldwide concern over the safety of its products, the government banned the use of a dangerous chemical in toothpaste. Scott Tong has more.
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