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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.
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'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.
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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.
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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.
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It's a British retail invasion

Apr 18, 2007
A major new competitor looms on the horizon for U.S. convenience stores and markets. British super-retailer Tesco is about to open stores here and analysts say it could pose a legitimate threat.
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Not the usual retail Gap

Apr 12, 2007
While some retailers aren't expecting to report great numbers, Gap had none of that negativity — which is a pretty big change. Amy Scott reports the company may be recovering some of its lost luster.
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Will pet food makers be on a shorter leash?

Apr 12, 2007
At a congressional hearing today, Senators heard calls for more inspections of pet food. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail, Washington

Our very own vending-machine price index

Apr 12, 2007
Here are the latest economic indicators from our office vending machine: corn chips, up 10%; soda, up a dime; tiny donuts, up 30 cents! So we called economist Dan Basse to find out what's going on.
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Rethink those summer driving plans

Apr 11, 2007
Gas futures jumped 3 cents a gallon today after the government reported a sharp drop in the nation's gasoline inventories. Still, our John Dimsdale found some good news in the report.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

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