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Chip fab shutdowns rock whole industry

Aug 3, 2007
A power outage in South Korea shut down factories that make memory chips essential to a whole range of electronic devices. As Lisa Napoli reports, the timing of the shutdown echoes through the industry.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street
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A Swiss Army Knife, made in China?

Aug 3, 2007
There's a good chance a new version of the venerable brand might carry a "made in China" label. It's a case of national identity vs. production costs. Janet Babin reports on the uproar over a pocket knife.
Posted In: Canada, Retail
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Toy recall raises timing questions

Aug 2, 2007
Removing all of the million recalled toys from shelves is a logistically complicated task for Mattel, which may explain the company's questionable timing. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada, Retail
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How super is the U.S. market for Tesco?

Aug 2, 2007
British grocery giant Tesco plans to roll out 100 stores in the western United States during the next year -- many of them in the kinds of places other supermarkets won't go. Jordan Davis reports.
Posted In: Canada, Retail
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Sports ticket scalping goes digital

Aug 2, 2007
Online ticket reseller StubHub has a new deal with Major League Baseball that give the site exclusive rights to resell tickets in concert with the league. Steve Henn explains why this might make it harder for fans to get reasonably priced seats.
Posted In: Retail, Sports
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A question of healthy competition

Jul 31, 2007
The FTC today kicks off a two-day hearing on whether Whole Foods' pending buyout of rival organic retailer Wild Oats constitutes a monopoly. And industry watchers are divided on this one, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Retail
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Printers concerned over Adobe deal

Jul 30, 2007
Adobe's partnership with FedEx Kinko's will allow users to send their documents directly to FedEx Kinko's for printing and delivery. Some in the printing industry are worried about the deal. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail
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Love is fleeting, but that diamond . . .

Jul 30, 2007
When the relationship isn't meant to be, that diamond ring isn't going to do much good on your finger. But Sean Cole found out that it can still be a tough sale.
Posted In: Retail
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Can Crocs go the distance?

Jul 27, 2007
The craze for Crocs footwear has outlasted most analysts' projections. It announced yesterday its 2nd-quarter earnings tripled. Yet, it could be tricky for the Colorado-based shoemaker to keep up the pace. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail
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What did we say?

Jul 24, 2007
Kai Ryssdal hears from listeners about the origins of modern-day advertising, working with overseas vendors and ethical concerns about killer robots.
Posted In: Health, Retail

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