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Will Frankenpotato get nod in Europe?

Stephen Beard | Jul 24, 2007
The genetically modified tuber tastes terrible, but a special starch inside could mean big bucks to BASF. Europeans, however, are notoriously wary of modified crops. Lisa Napoli talks with Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Science

Ethanol, bad weather boost wheat

Jeremy Hobson | Jul 24, 2007
With many farmers rushing to grow corn to fill a growing market for ethanol for cars, wheat supplies are the lowest in a generation. And U.S. farmers are sitting in the catbird seat. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Unions bend to private equity realities

Steve Henn | Jul 24, 2007
Firms specializing in buyouts indirectly employ more than five million Americans. And unions are increasingly looking to shore up gains by making concessions to the new economic powers. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

Mexico to experiment with GM corn

Dan Grech | Jul 24, 2007
Corn was likely first cultivated in Mexico and it still has a central part of the culture. But genetically modified strains simply produce more corn per acre, and there's a hungry nation to feed. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy, Mexico

Avandia woes hurt Glaxo's bottom line

Stephen Beard | Jul 24, 2007
The diabetes drug could be linked to a greater chance of heart attack or stroke. And analysts worry GlaxoSmithKline might not have a blockbuster drug in the pipeline to boost sales. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

A la carte satellite to sweeten the deal

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 24, 2007
The heads of Sirius and XM radio are hoping a new, less expensive consumer package will help convince the feds to approve their proposed merger. Opponents fear a monopoly. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Expedia hits tough market for buy-back

Amy Scott | Jul 23, 2007
Online travel agent Expedia announced today that it will buy back significantly fewer shares than the million it wanted last month. The culprit is a tightening credit market. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Travel, Wall Street

Netflix tries lower prices to stay ahead

Jeff Tyler | Jul 23, 2007
Staying competitive in the face of Blockbuster's aggressive online campaign, Netflix announced more price cuts for some of its services. Jeff Tyler explores the lastest in the DVD rental price war.
Posted In: Retail

UAW starts off with tough talk

Alisa Roth | Jul 23, 2007
Despite today's conciliatory air at the start of negotiations between the United Auto Workers and big automakers, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said he isn't interested in concessions. Alisa Roth reports on the big issues on the table.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Delivering to the global economy

| Jul 23, 2007
Globalization has played a large part in the strong growth of United Parcel Service. Kai Ryssdal talked to CEO Michael Eskew about how the business has changed -- and stayed the same.
Posted In: Canada, Retail