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The announcement that Whole Foods will pay about $565 million for its smaller rival, Wild Oats, worries commentator Alex Markels. He says the deal will just add to the rising prices of natural foods — like organic kale.
Underground fuel storage tanks, like those at your corner gas station, are leaking. And the Government Accountability Office says it will cost $12 billion for the clean-up. John Dimsdale reports.
A California Assembly committee today voted to move up next year's presidential primary from June to February. If signed by the governor, candidates' campaign costs will rise considerably.
What do you do if your economy is overheated and inflation is spiraling out of control? If you're the Argentina president, you shoot the messenger. Dan Grech reports.
A businessman bought part of Zambia's debt and now he's trying to collect. It's prompted a lawsuit that could affect Third World debt-forgiveness programs. Stephen Beard reports.
Wimbledon, the world's oldest tennis tournament, has awarded smaller prizes to women for all of its 123 years. But no more. Amy Scott reports on the changing times at the All England Club.
Google is rolling out a new office product called Google Apps. It hits the market just as Microsoft is peddling its latest office software. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at whether Bill Gates and company ought to be worried.