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Ethanol growth pushes up food prices

Jun 15, 2007
Washington's drive to develop energy alternatives is chewing up commodities like corn that we'd otherwise be feeding ourselves. And that's raising grocery prices. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

Americans keep on spending

Jun 13, 2007
Once again the American consumer is riding to the economic rescue. The government says retail sales were up 1.4% in May. But retail consultant Howard Davidowitz figures there's less to the numbers than meets the eye.
Posted In: Economy, Retail, Washington

Got money?

Jun 11, 2007
Economists are guessing milk prices will be up 80% this summer. Jill Barshay reports on why the dairy product is suddenly getting so expensive.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Shopping via satellite

Jun 7, 2007
Sprint has launched a new service that will let cell-phone users shop with the help of GPS technology. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

GPShopping is here

Jun 7, 2007
Sprint launches a new service today that uses global positioning technology to help shoppers find products in stores. And this is just the beginning, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Making it easier for the poor to spend

Jun 6, 2007
Wal-Mart plans to unveil a pre-paid Visa card aimed at the 80 million U.S. residents who don't have bank accounts. Steve Tripoli reports that the nation's largest retailer may have something to teach competitors about servicing the poor.
Posted In: Retail

Dunkin' Donuts finds holes in immigration program

Jun 6, 2007
The donut chain is suing franchisees across the country for not abiding by a federal pilot program on immigration reform that the company joined last year. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Retail

FTC not Wild about Whole merger thing

Jun 6, 2007
A potential merger of the two top "natural" foods chains triggers anti-trust concerns, but they argue that traditional supermarkets are offering the same organic options. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Entrepreneurship, Retail, Washington

Weak housing market hits home goods

Jun 5, 2007
Retailer Bed, Bath and Beyond saw shares fall 5.4% today on news that first-quarter earnings would be below expectations. Some analysts are pointing the finger at the weak housing market. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Housing, Retail

Corner stores on the edge

Jun 5, 2007
In dense urban areas where housing prices are rising dramatically, corner stores are seeing a lot of new faces. Lisa Chow takes a look at New York markets on the leading edge of gentrification.
Posted In: New York, Retail

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