This year's pumpkin harvest was already looking meager when Nestle, which controls much of the canning crop, announced Midwest rain destroyed much of the remaining pumpkins. Will we survive a shortage of pumpkin puree? Jennifer Collins reports.
The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration are working on ways to get money flowing to small businesses. SBA assistance could run into pitfalls as problems continue to loom. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Goldman Sachs has announced a half-billion dollar initiative to help small businesses in the U.S. Is this a PR move to compensate for mistakes the company said it made during the credit crisis? Bill Radke talks to Alisa Roth.
Hershey and Italian sweet producer Ferrero are in talks with banks to beat Kraft to a deal for British chocolate maker Cadbury. Christopher Werth explores why this partnership may make a lot more sense.
Online database RealtyTrac says foreclosure rates aren't going to peak until next year. Which is good news for auction houses rattling off prices to an increasing number of bidders. Sean Cole visits a foreclosure auction in Boston.
Officials in South Korea are hoping to push President Obama officials are hoping to push him on free trade. But expectations in Seoul are low for a breakthrough on a stalled trade deal. Scott Tong reports.
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