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Nov 25, 2015

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Farm income will fall 38 percent this year, a look at what this means for consumers; Baltimore businesses recover after riots earlier this year; and the science behind Christmas shopping.

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Ever wonder why you bought that ugly sweater?

The way a store looks, sounds, and even smells has a major impact on your spending.
Stores and malls make a conscious effort to create an aesthetic that draws in customers.
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Baltimore businesses reopen with help from the city

Nov 25, 2015
A large number of business damaged in the Baltimore riots have reopened.
Months after the unrest in Baltimore, the city's Economic Development Commission reports back on business recovering from the riots.
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Malls are urging stores to stay open on Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2015
Some mall managers are urging smaller businesses to stay open on Thanksgiving.

Entertainment companies get serious about comedy

Nov 25, 2015
Streaming services and cable channels are clamoring for stand-up comedy

Falling prices are behind the bad year for farmers

Nov 25, 2015
Some see a global commodity dynamic known as a super-cycle at work here.

Britain says it's a world-beater on curbing emissions

Nov 25, 2015
Some environmentalists question Britain's claim to be a leader on climate change.

Insurance companies getting into the firefighting game

Nov 25, 2015
Santa Ana winds in excess of 50 mph can spread fires quicker than ever.

Farm income will fall 38 percent this year, a look at what this means for consumers; Baltimore businesses recover after riots earlier this year; and the science behind Christmas shopping.