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From rice to riches for Uncle Ben

Mar 30, 2007
Uncle Ben, of instant rice fame, isn't just Uncle Ben anymore. In a new marketing campaign, he's now chairman of the board. Amy Scott reports that the makeover is getting mixed reviews.
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Looking for marked-down employees

Mar 28, 2007
The once high-flying Circuit City chain announced a major restructuring plan. It will replace more than 3,000 employees with people who'll work for less. Amy Scott reports.
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BK change not yet a whopper

Mar 28, 2007
Burger King says it's going to start getting eggs from free-range hens and pork from free-range pigs. Trouble is, there isn't enough free-range stuff to go around. Alisa Roth reports.
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A work of art on the road

Mar 26, 2007
While auto makers are having trouble selling their cars, the Ferrari has the unique problem of having too many customers to satisfy. Kai Ryssdal explores the problem in a Ferrari 599 with car critic Dan Neil.
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Who controls the price of things?

Mar 26, 2007
The Supreme Court hears a case today that could change the rules of retail. It'll decide whether manufacturers or stores have the right to set the minimum price of products we buy.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

Borders says its future is online

Mar 22, 2007
Borders Books — struggling against Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and even Costco — plans to do more business on the Web. Alisa Roth reports.
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The Bank of Wal-Mart?

Mar 15, 2007
Wal-Mart says it wants a limited banking license so it can save on credit card payments. But a congressman thinks he's found evidence that the retail giant has something bigger in mind. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Shifting workers' shifts

Mar 15, 2007
Wal-Mart is trying to improve employee scheduling by using something called labor optimization software. But, as Ashley Milne-Tyte reports, it's not always optimized <em>for</em> labor.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

FDA gives advice on fresh produce

Mar 12, 2007
The FDA issued new guidelines today for fresh-cut produce. But the agency's director says the new guidelines aren't exactly the scientific solution to food-borne illness. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Retail, Washington

A hundred years of smokes

Mar 12, 2007
Allan Brandt, professor of the history of medicine at Harvard University, talks about his new book, "The Cigarette Century," with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Health, Retail

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