Business and Economy
A Los Angeles activist is encouraging Americans to take their money out of the big banks and transfer it to smaller, local credit unions. The protest is in the wake of increased fees from big banks.
A chef in San Francisco is hoping to encourage more people to eat insects rather than or as a supplement to meat. They've been on menus for centuries....
The Port of Oakland is shutdown Wednesday night as protesters in the Occupy Oakland movement conduct a general strike. About 10,000 people are reportedly participating....
As grocery stores look for ways to grab customers, some are dropping the self-service checkouts in favor of a more personal experience. But at other retailers, like Home Depot, there's no sign of abatement....
The global stock markets fell precipitously Tuesday after the Greek Prime Minister announced the country would hold a referendum on the country's proposed austerity measures and the EU bailout....
In the face of protests and customer displeasure, Bank of America will abandon its plan to implement a $5 per month fee for users of their debit cards. The story was broken by Reuters....
As consumers try to find safe places for their cash, they're putting banks in a pickle. Banks actually pay to keep you cash and because they're not lending it or investing it, it's costing them money....
As Amazon pushes harder into the world of book publisher, and not just seller, it's making the big publishing companies nervous at the same time it reaches out to authors....
In an effort to move product and hopefully drive holiday sales, retailers are giving products away on their websites in hopes of driving more sales during the holiday season....
Occupy Wall Street attracts more than protesters. It’s also drawing tourists from around the world....
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- Far from Pacific home, Micronesians making Missouri home
- Spain's weak economy leads families to abandon domesticated horses to die
- Obama, Boehner aiming for post-Christmas deal to avoid fiscal cliff
- In India, economic growth hasn't led to food security
- 6 questions that help explain how the fiscal cliff will affect you
- Charlotte restaurant serves up free meals, jobs, fellowship for homeless
- Economist says the American retirement system has failed
- Libor manipulation scandal may have cost cities and states millions in losses
- For many, federal unemployment benefits will expire sooner than expected
- California group helps immigrants move into traditional financial sector
- Chilean social entrepreneur saves families money by taking detergent out of its packaging
- Communities seek to forge small business ties between Mexico, U.S.
- Singapore transplants create iPad app, comic book spinoff, to teach Chinese to English speakers
- Pakistani man turns dust into treasure
- Asian market in Missouri becomes hub of many different immigrant communities
- Successful energy development program in Haiti shut down because of funding
- Arab Spring presents opportunities for Middle Eastern women entrepreneurs
- Columbia University janitor graduates with degree in Classics
- 'Cash Mobs' profit locally owned stores
- South African students face real danger in simply getting to school each day
- China's economy at crossroads between freer enterprise, state control
- Chinese land reform efforts move ahead with more fits than starts
- China's one-child policy increasingly being questioned
- Asia Development Bank imagines fleet of electric trikes to help Manila
- No Excuses: Year begins at ascendant science-focused school in South Africa
- Activists call for renewal of diplomatic relationship between Iran, U.S.
- United Arab Emirates makes Missouri town beneficiary of expanded endeavor on foreign aid
- Ethiopia's economy benefiting from emigrants returning home
- My Micro NY creates smaller living for New York City
- FoodCorps grows food for education and change
- Public Radio International acquired by Boston public broadcaster WGBH
- Federer's Wimbledon win generates six-figure donation to British charity
- Susan G. Komen foundation reverses decision to defund Planned Parenthood
- California-based Cold War museum tries to preserve reminders of bygone era
- Peace Corps looking for more volunteers among AARP age group
- America's food pantries find rising need leading to empty shelves as Thanksgiving arrives
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- The Tavis Smiley Show's "Poverty in America" – Seniors
- What PETA hopes its .XXX porn site will do for animal rights