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Twitter may be a household name -- but it's not used by everyone in every household. What happens when companies launch a product complex enough that they have to explain to potential users how to wade through it? Also, preliminary third-quarter data today suggest that retailers are stocking up on goods, but consumers aren’t buying them. And finally, the FDA says trans fats is officially bad, and that  poses big challenge to makers of processed foods that depend on them for shelf-life, price and taste.

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Twitter for dummies

Nov 7, 2013
Twitter may be a household name -- but it's not used by everyone in every household.

Hunt is on for the last surviving trans fats

Nov 7, 2013
The FDA says trans fat is officially bad, and that poses a challenge to makers of processed foods that still depend on them.

Now small businesses are receiving health insurance cancellation notices

Nov 7, 2013
A dental practice in Phoenix learns it's losing its health-insurance policy for the two dentists and 13 employees.

Twitter IPO drop? Depends on how you look at it

Nov 7, 2013
Twitter originally priced its shares at $26.

Who shops at RadioShack?

Nov 7, 2013
There's a giant name in consumer electronics that's having larger-than-life problems: RadioShack.

What bronies have to do with the economy

Nov 7, 2013
GDP numbers came in today. They looked good at first glance, but there's a hidden story there. A bad one.

Phosphorous: Where Morocco is OPEC

Nov 7, 2013
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt has a new series that looks at the economics behind chemical elements.

Hot lead is starting to cool

Nov 7, 2013
Gun sales are on the decline, but why?

Twitter may be a household name — but it’s not used by everyone in every household. What happens when companies launch a product complex enough that they have to explain to potential users how to wade through it? Also, preliminary third-quarter data today suggest that retailers are stocking up on goods, but consumers aren’t buying them. And finally, the FDA says trans fats is officially bad, and that  poses big challenge to makers of processed foods that depend on them for shelf-life, price and taste.