Jul 17, 2007

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Born, raised and slaughtered in...

Jul 17, 2007
Congress is taking a closer look at the safety of our food supply. Recent concerns over imports may have given new life to a proposal that's been stalled for years to require country-of-origin labels on meat and produce packages. Jeremy…

Life insurance on the line

Jul 17, 2007
Life settlements, viaticals, mortality and longevity bonds -- investors these days are finding all sorts of ways to cash in on life and death. Amy Scott explains.

A Google search for every site

Jul 17, 2007
The search-engine juggernaut launches a new service that allows individual websites to use the famed Google search engine as their own. Janet Babin reports.

Avon cuts taking a little off the top

Jul 17, 2007
Beauty products seller Avon announced it's laying off an undisclosed number of employees and shipping others overseas. Seems its business model is a great fit for emerging markets like China's. Jill Barshay reports.

One man's rat . . . might be dinner

Jul 17, 2007
Heavy rains in central China have led to deadly landslides and floods that have driven billions of rodents out into the open. So some enterprising folks there are catching the critters and selling them to restaurants in southern China. Stephen…

Retirement needs a whole new look

Jul 17, 2007
It wasn't so long ago that the idea of a company pension didn't exist, points out business historian John Steele Gordon. He says the current pension system is tailored to a mid-century workforce and it no longer fits.

Casual gaming's a winner

Jul 17, 2007
Casual gamers may not display the same devotion and enthusiasm as their hardcore video-gaming counterparts, but there are some 200 million of them and that number's growing fast. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC