Now that Toshiba has pulled the plug on its HD DVD business, retailers who sold customers HD DVD CDs and players will have to deal with returns. Jill Barshay reports there's at least a slight silver lining.
With Valentine's Day around the corner, many television ads are telling men to buy diamonds for that special someone. But Caitlan Carroll reports that not all girls will swoon at a gift of expensive jewelry.
Just in time for Valentines Day, activists and jewelry retailers are stepping up a campaign to discourage the mining and sale of "dirty gold." Their first target: a proposed gold mine in Alaska. Sarah Gardner reports.
The weakened euro is helping a once-punishing duty on American garments become less of a barrier in Europe. Rob Schmitz has more on how the U.S. clothing industry is benefitting from the shift in currency value.
Last year's ethanol push made corn a hot commodity. Now, overseas demand for a certain kind of American wheat could make it the new star on the grains market. Shawn Allee reports it's also cheaper to produce.
Author Alex Frankel wanted to find out what life was like on the other side of the counter. He talks to Scott Jagow about his book, where he shares his experience of joining the working culture of Starbucks, UPS, the Gap and more.