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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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Text 'til you drop

Aug 9, 2007
Text-messaging has leapt over the wall of teen obsession and into the hands of the general consumer public, so some retailers are taking advantage of the technology to lure consumers to their stores. Ambar Espinoza explains.
Posted In: Retail, Science

A big box just for the old folks

Aug 6, 2007
In Germany, there's a big-box store geared specifically to the over-60 crowd. Kyle James reports that it's a perfect mix of marketing and demographics.
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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.
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