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Will tobacco regulation change cigs?

Jun 10, 2009
The Senate is considering legislation that will give the FDA power to regulate the tobacco industry. But if it passes, will cigarettes really change? Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Food

Family takes frugality to the extreme

Jun 5, 2009
Many people living in comfortable surroundings are now embracing a frugal-chic attitude. Maine-based author W. Hodding Carter and his family are experimenting in being ultra-frugal for an entire year.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Savings

France's new stimulus: Cocktail Hour

Jun 3, 2009
France is trying to boost its economy with infrastructure projects, government programs, and food and wine. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Food

Will China food law cut out bad stuff?

Jun 1, 2009
China's new food safety law is meant to address many of its recent food product scandals. But how will the implementation go? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Starbucks brews up rent reduction

May 29, 2009
Starbucks is trying to cut costs, negotiating with some landlords to reduce rent for its stores by as much as 25 percent. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Food, Housing

Mickey D's in pressure cooker over eggs

May 27, 2009
Activists are egging on McDonald's to buy its eggs from cage-free suppliers. As the largest egg-buyer in the country, the company is lagging behind other fast food chains that have begun purchasing cage-free eggs. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Less is more at the fast food drive-thru

May 21, 2009
Fast food joints adjusting to a down economy are finding many consumers want more than just value in their extra-value meals. Andrea Gardner explains.
Posted In: Food

Whole Foods: A place to hang out

May 20, 2009
The new Whole Foods in Chicago isn't just a place to pick up the groceries. The three-floor mega-shopolis includes a bar, full food court and a place to park a kayak. Adriene Hill explores how "fun" might help the store in a recession.
Posted In: Food, Retail

New tech keeps grocery losses in check

May 19, 2009
New technology is helping to prevent grocery stores from racking up losses at the checkout counter. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

How will local farmers really chip in?

May 12, 2009
Frito-Lay company is trying to cash in on the trend towards local eating. A new marketing campaign unveiled today pitches Lay's potato chips as locally-made. Joel Rose investigates how local the chips really are.
Posted In: Food