Apr 19, 2013 Farmers in Liuchong village in the Central Chinese province of Hubei are standing up to a local phosphate mining operation and fertilizer factory they blame for polluting the village's water and air, killing their crops and livestock, and leading to a sharp increase in cancer rates in the region.
Apr 10, 2013 A food hackathon in San Francisco brought together programmers, designers, and investors to work on ways to improve the food system.
Apr 9, 2013 Ron Johnson's ousting as CEO of JC Penney ends his bid to break retail's cycle of marking products up just to mark them down in sales. Shoppers rejected Johnson's strategy of keeping low prices instead of discounting.
Mar 29, 2013 Oil companies say new EPA rules on sulfur levels in gas will increase prices several cents a gallon, but higher refining costs could play out many ways.
Mar 29, 2013 Walmart is reportedly considering using customers at its brick-and-mortar stores to deliver packages to online customers.
Mar 15, 2013 President Obama highlights his energy policy at an event in Illinois today. What’s that policy, and will it get more attention in the second term than it did in the first?
Mar 14, 2013 J.C. Penney seriously needs to catch a break right now. Shoppers were scared off when the chain eliminated big sales in favor of everyday low prices. Now, Penney's will open 681 'Joe Fresh' shops inside their main stores.
Mar 13, 2013 The Spanish company Inditex, which owns Zara among other chain stores, has just unveiled an impressive set of figures: a 22 percent jump in profits.
Feb 22, 2013 The official news agency in China is reporting that the government will tax carbon emissions.