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Off to vote . . . and then, maybe shoes

Nov 6, 2007
Voter numbers are scant in Miami Beach. So to get the election spirit going, the city government is motivating its citizens through an incentive program -- using discounts at select businesses. Dan Grech has more.
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The British are coming ... with groceries!

Nov 5, 2007
Grocery giant Tesco is trying to succeed in the U.S., where many of its fellow British companies have failed. It opens five stores across Southern California this week. Stephen Beard reports on whether the company can break Britain's retail losing streak.
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Persian rugs hang by a thread in U.S.

Nov 5, 2007
Authentic Persian rugs imported to the U.S. can run up to $100,000, retail. But Americans don't really get the real deal anymore, and Iran does much better business in Asia and Europe. Lisa Chow has more.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

China increase pumps up world oil price

Nov 1, 2007
China's citizens awoke to a 10 percent hike in their gas prices today. And that's one big reason why world oil prices breached $96 a barrel. John Dimsdale explains the cause and effect.
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Shoppers, retailers stand-off for deals

Nov 1, 2007
The costumes aren't even back on the hanger and retailers are already preparing for the next holiday shopping season. Sarah Gardner tells us what's behind a classic game of shopper-retailer chicken.
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'Black Friday' comes early this year

Oct 31, 2007
As far is the nation's biggest retailer is concerned, the holiday shopping season has arrived. Wal-Mart is going to be offering some hot discounts this Friday to get Christmas shopping started early. What about waiting until the day after Thanksgiving? Bob Moon reports.
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Product-safety chief rejects extra funds

Oct 30, 2007
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is half the size it once was, which means it's been busy dealing with this year's record number of recalls. Yet, its acting head Nancy Nord says she doesn't want extra money that Congress is offering. John Dimsdale explains what's going on.
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No more for product safety, please

Oct 30, 2007
Congress is considering a bill that would give the Consumer Product Safety Commission more money, staff and power. But the head of the agency says she doesn't want the bill to pass. Steve Henn reports.
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Halloween stores scare up a lot of cash

Oct 26, 2007
Fly-by-night costume shops land in empty storefronts about this time every year. They hawk their hats and their brooms. And by the time November rolls around they've disappeared. Caitlan Carroll reports the amount of cash they take with them is almost frightening.
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Supermarkets shop for upscale niche

Oct 26, 2007
Have you noticed that all the big grocery chains seem to be going upscale? Which is why the Dutch conglomerate that owns the Giant Food chain here in the states is renovting 100 of its stores. Steve Henn reports the facelifts are long overdue.
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