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Dressing for minimum impact

Oct 18, 2007
Los Angeles Fashion Week may play second fiddle to New York's extravaganza. But Tinsel Town's star-packed shows this week are breaking new ground in a fast-growing niche called eco-fashion that seeks to be environmentally friendly. Sam Eaton reports.
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Tabasco not such hot stuff anymore

Oct 17, 2007
The spicy red sauce created by the McIlhenny family isn't as hot a market leader as it once was. Jeffrey Rothfeder, who has written a book about the product and the family, explains to Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Retail

Party at the gas station!

Oct 17, 2007
While Big Oil is pumping big profits, independent gas stations selling non-branded fuel are seeing hard times. But reporter Kate Golden found one stubborn holdout in Northern California who's doing a brisk trade by offering tasty foods, good talk and impulse buys.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

Teens are growing into luxury market

Oct 16, 2007
The high end of the retail market has been immune to the queasy economy. Adults with disposable income have kept brand-name retailers feeling no pain. But Andrea Gardner tells us the average luxury consumer is getting younger -- much younger.
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$100 a barrel for oil? Then what?

Oct 16, 2007
Oil closed on the NYMEX market today at $87.61 a barrel. What happens if, or maybe when, it hits triple digits -- at $100 a barrel? John Dimsdale reports.
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What's behind the label?

Oct 13, 2007
At supermarkets throughout the country, private-label products are giving consumers a cheaper alternative. But are they as good as the name brands? Alex Cohen reports.
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Retailers need cold wave to heat up sales

Oct 12, 2007
Retail sales for September were up, according to the Commerce Department, but retailers say they're now sitting on large, unsold inventories because unusually warm weather cut into fall clothing sales. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Private-label groceries

Oct 12, 2007
Private-label groceries
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Summer makes lukewarm fall retail

Oct 12, 2007
Retail sales are up 0.6 percent for September. Alisa Roth gives us a breakdown of what went right, and why good weather may have contributed to what went wrong.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Kiddie cold meds pulled off shelves

Oct 11, 2007
Studies have found over-the-counter cold medicines can have serious side effects, and there's no proof they work in young children. Big Pharma companies are pulling them off the shelves ahead of an FDA hearing.
Posted In: Health, Retail

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