The humble banana is the subject of the longest-running WTO trade dispute and shaped the politics of many nations in Central and South America. Doug Krizner talks with author Dan Koeppel about his chronicle of the fruit's history.
A study conducted by four universities found that people who are sad will spend more than people who are happy. Nancy Marshall Genzer explores how groups were tested using emotion-inducing films and insulated water bottles.
Wal-Mart is planning to open 400 health clinics in its stores in the next two years. The clinics will partner with local health care providers and carry their namesake. Rachel Dornhelm reports the move is a profitable one.
Natural skin care maker Burt's Bees' latest ad campaign sizes up the synthetics in rivals' products with Burt's natural ingredients. But some find these ads ironic for a company owned by Clorox. Sarah Garder reports.
Two prominent experiments with universal health care in California and Massachusets have recently run into trouble. Still, some presidential candidates say they will be able to get coverage for all. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
A report out today indicates the next decade will bring a new wave of products to help people quit smoking. And Danielle Karson reports the smoking cessation industry is expected to become much more lucrative.
An organic watchdog group is claiming the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in baby formulas are unclear. Sarah Gardner details some of the reported side effects of the additives and how formula makers are responding.