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As gas prices rise, we keep filling up

May 21, 2007
It's been 26 years since gas prices, if put in today's dollars, were as high as they are today. And yet we're using it like it still cost $1.35 a gallon. Oil-price expert Tom Kloza talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Gas and food prices keep climbing

May 15, 2007
The Energy Department says gas inventories are low and, despite high prices, demand just keeps rising. And food prices are going up as well. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Food prices spike on demand, energy costs

May 15, 2007
A new federal report says the sticker shock at many American supermarkets is directly related to the rising cost of energy and a bigger appetite across the globe. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

You're not buying like you were last year

May 10, 2007
Retail sales numbers out today were some of the worst ever recorded. Major retailers reported a 2.3 percent decline over last year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on gas prices and the rest of the usual suspects.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

A little frosting on the cake

May 9, 2007
It's the dream of many an entrepreneur:Come up with a product that's so successful, you take it national.There's one of those stories happening right now in Beverly Hills. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

Sharing a successful vision

Apr 30, 2007
Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield turned California Pizza Kitchen into a $500 million operation with more than 14,000 employees. The co-CEOs talked with Kai Ryssdal in our latest.
Posted In: Retail

'Wal-Mart effect' hits flat-screen TVs

Apr 27, 2007
Business Week's Pallavi Gogoi talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the retail giant has altered another market — this time for one of the hottest items in consumer electronics.
Posted In: Retail

What would melamine be doing in food?

Apr 25, 2007
The FDA is looking into whether melamine, a chemical usually found in plastics, might have found its way into the human food chain. Kai Ryssdal talked with market researcher Harry Balzer about how concerned we should be.
Posted In: Health, Retail

McCafes on the Champs Elysees?

Apr 19, 2007
Parisians can spend hours over a croissant and a cafe au lait. Now McDonald's wants a piece of the action. It's taking its McCafe coffee outlets there. Eleanor Beardsley reports.
Posted In: Retail

Mall goes shopping for public funds

Apr 19, 2007
The nation's biggest shopping mall in Minnesota, with more than 500 stores and an amusement park, wants to get bigger. And it wants the government to pay for some of the expansion. Annie Baxter reports.
Posted In: Retail

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