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'Made in the USA' has new cachet

Aug 17, 2007
Mattel is spinning its damage control wheels as fast as it can following back-to-back recalls of millions of its China-made toys. Meanwhile, American toymakers are cashing in - and dreaming of a red, white and blue Christmas. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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And they say PCs are good with numbers

Aug 17, 2007
Computer maker Dell has to restate its finances from the last four years after the company was caught fudging with the numbers to hit performance goals. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.
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Whole Foods' secrets are out of the box

Aug 15, 2007
Documents detailing Whole Foods' proposed takeover of the Wild Oats chain, accidentally left exposed on a court website, provide a glimpse into how the natural food chain is playing hardball against Wal-Mart. Bob Moon reports.
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Wildfires snuff out business

Aug 15, 2007
Smoke and flames have forced the U.S. Forest Service to close two popular stretches of the Salmon River in Idaho. And that's left quite a few businesses up a creek. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.
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Trade-secret leak in aisle 7

Aug 15, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission inadvertently released documents yesterday from Whole Foods with information that should have been omitted -- including the grocery giant's plans to close 30 Wild Oats stores upon the companies' merger. Amy Scott reports.
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Nokia hot to make a battery recall

Aug 15, 2007
In what will likely be a very costly recall, Nokia is offering to replace 46 million cell phone batteries because of cases of overheating. Lisa Napoli reports.
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'Made in China' gets recalled again

Aug 14, 2007
Nine million Mattel toys imported from China have been pulled from shelves. They've either got magnets kids could swallow or they're coated with lead paint. John Dimsdale reports on the latest addition to consumer anxiety over Chinese-made products.
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Even more recalled Chinese-made toys

Aug 14, 2007
Today Mattel announced that it's recalling about 9 million more toys, including products with magnets that can be harmful if swallowed. Doug Krizner gets feedback from business professor Eric Johnson, who follows the toy industry.
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Campbell is no longer sweet on Godiva

Aug 9, 2007
Campbell, the soup company, is putting its Godiva Chocolates brand up for sale. The company's decided the Belgian-style chocolatier is a little too indulgent for its new emphasis on healthy foods. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Did you use that gift card or rebate?

Aug 9, 2007
Retailers are using gift cards and rebates to prompt us to buy. And, as commentator Ian Ayres points out, they're profiting from the fact that many of us won't use those cards and rebates.
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