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Obama jokes about daughters, high schoolupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 15:23:00

At the Master Lock plant in Milwaukee, Pres. Obama reminisces about high school and contemplates his daughters' future.

Report alleges Victoria's Secret linked to child laborupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 15:55:00

The company that owns Victoria's Secret vowed a full investigation Thursday after a report said cotton used in some of its products is grown using child labor.

Sierra Leone's hopes of fruit revivalupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 08:31:00

Sierra Leone hopes to once again bear fruit - with the help of juice.

Juice factory could bear fruit for Sierra Leoneupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 08:31:00

A decade-long civil war wrecked Sierra Leone's economy, but now a juice business could provide a blueprint of how to add value to the country's exports.

Bullet-ridden building in Liberia turns into fair-trade havenupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 14:14:00

Chid Liberty's family business high-rise was corrupted into a site of conflict, mass graves and executions during Liberia's fourteen-year civil war.

Jobs for women in Liberiaupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 14:14:00

Liberia suffers from an 80% jobless rate. CNN?s Christian Purefoy reports on how women use other skills for employment.

Old car tires fuel green shoe revolutionupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 09:54:00

"Oh, yes!" cries Bethlehem Alemu, the dynamic founder and owner of SoleRebels, a game-changing shoe company in the heart of Addis Ababa, the ancient capital of Ethiopia.

Turning old tires into shoesupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 09:54:00

Ethiopian designer Bethlehem Alemu founded SoleRebels, handmade footwear that creates jobs for people from her village.

CNNMoney: How a business makes it to $1 millionupdated: Tue May 25 2010 06:10:00

After a year with the Peace Corps in Kenya, husband and wife team Kevin Ward and Renice Jones returned to the U.S. with a business idea: import Kenyan crafts and provide artisans with an affluent new market for their wares.

Shoppers weigh up green premiumsupdated: Wed May 05 2010 09:28:00

Catherine Conway mixes business with passion. Her business is a small grocery shop in central London, and through it, she's working to change the way people behave when they shop.

Can stores profit from green premium?updated: Wed May 05 2010 09:28:00

CNN's Phil Black finds out if consumers in London are prepared to pay more for green goods and services.

Fortune: Intel settles with AMD. What's next?updated: Fri Nov 13 2009 11:21:00

In yesterday's settlement of AMD's worldwide antitrust claims against Intel, Intel agreed to pay $1.25 billion to AMD. In addition, the two companies renewed a longstanding patent cross-licensing deal, but with Intel agreeing to delete language from it that -- as Intel interpreted it -- was restricting AMD's ability to outsource fabrication of its semiconductors to nonsubsidiaries.

Commentary: Free trade has sold out the American workerupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 12:26:00

While America reels from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, it is time that we take a deeper look at the root causes of our current predicament.

FSB: Turning Web clicks into purchasesupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 09:12:00

Dear FSB: I have a statistics counter for my Web site and although people visit, they are not browsing or purchasing. I am on a very limited budget and am concerned that the layout and text are the problem, yet I don't know how to improve them. Your suggestions are greatly welcomed and appreciated.

FSB: How to stand out on the Internetupdated: Thu May 22 2008 15:47:00

Dear FSB: I'm launching an online store with garage-sale prices to help women sell their products. Ninety percent of the items for sale will be made by women from around the world, especially those from developing countries. I'm looking for something to make us stand out. I'm thinking of having a fire sale each night at midnight where the customers can either pay the listed price or set their own price. It will only be for one hour. Is this a good idea or not, and if not any suggestions?

Internet groups forging a community of charityupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 03:33:00

South Korea has long enjoyed some of the fastest and most widely available broadband Internet access on the planet. Top online gamers are bona-fide TV celebrities, and long before MySpace, there was South Korea's Cyworld, a social networking site launched back in 1999.

CNNMoney: South Korea finishes Intel antitrust probeupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 07:16:00

Antitrust investigators in South Korea have wrapped up a two-year probe into Intel Corp.'s activities in the country, the company said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Apple's core appealupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 07:16:00

Apple's core appeal

CNNMoney: New China tariffs: Are U.S. consumers at risk?updated: Tue Apr 03 2007 07:33:00

Last week's abrupt 180-degree turn in U.S.-China trade policy is stirring up plenty of concern - and confusion - on either side of the globe.

Business 2.0: From Lands' End to Fair Tradeupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 12:21:00

Fair trade is a hit with coffee drinkers. By guaranteeing a living wage to their Third World growers, sellers of fair-trade-certified java are growing revenue by an average 70 percent a year, not t...

Fortune: Starbucks vs. Ethiopiaupdated: Mon Feb 26 2007 05:56:00

To produce a pound of organic sun-dried coffee, farmers in the southern Ethiopian village of Fero spread six pounds of ripe, red coffee cherries onto pallets near their fields. They sun the fruit f...

Fortune: From Lands' End to fair tradeupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 11:08:00

Fair trade is a hit with coffee drinkers. By guaranteeing a living wage to their Third World growers, sellers of fair-trade-certified java are growing revenue by an average 70% a year, not to menti...

CNNMoney: WTO rejects tariffs in U.S.-Canada lumber disputeupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 09:05:00

The World Trade Organization (WTO) flipped its stance in the longstanding lumber dispute between the United States and Canada and ruled that the U.S. violated international free trade laws by imposing "anti-dumping" duties on Canadian lumber imports.

Free trade at all costs?updated: Thu Mar 03 2005 18:38:00

The Bush administration is trying to push the Central American Free Trade Agreement through Congress quickly and quietly.

If he can make it there ...updated: Fri Feb 20 2004 03:04:00

The Southern Democrat landed yesterday in New York, where he'll spend part of every day this weekend. He arrived there armed with a Super Tuesday game plan, some fair-trade talking points and a joke about Alex Rodriguez, designed to endear him to die-hard Yankees fans.

Money Magazine: The Straight Stuffupdated: Sun Feb 01 2004 00:01:00

Delicious for nibbling, invaluable for developing your palate--and irreplaceable in the kitchen. Once you start baking with the best, there's no going back.

FSB: The Three-Peat A Vermont coffee wholesaler is one of only four companies that have made the list three years in a roupdated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00


Fortune: Why Pay More For Ketchup?updated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

In October 1996, with the presidential election days away, President Clinton won a small victory: He got Mexico to raise the price it charges Americans for tomatoes. In November 1997, Clinton suffe...

Fortune: WHY JAPAN BASHING IS HYPOCRITICALupdated: Mon Feb 24 1992 00:01:00

The auto executives, politicians, and consumers working themselves into an anti-Japan frenzy ought to put down the sword and pick up the mirror. No question, Japan's import barriers to goods such a...

Fortune: CITICORP'S WORLD OF TROUBLES Add real estate and LBO loans to LDCs, and you've got mega-problems right here in Fat Citi. The cruupdated: Mon Jan 14 1991 00:01:00

AFTER DECADES of we're-indisputably-above-it-all behavior, Citicorp was forced to concede last month that it isn't. The company joined the ranks of other backpedaling financial services organizatio...

Fortune: HOW BANKING WILL SHAKE OUT So-called superregionals have high stock prices, few problem loans, and great growth prospects. What'updated: Mon Apr 25 1988 00:01:00

IF A MAN'S DEMEANOR were enough to determine his world, Thomas Labrecque's universe would be an orderly, disciplined place. Snug in his office in a Wall Street skyscraper, the president of Chase Ma...

Fortune: WHAT THE FORECAST MEANS FOR 16 INDUSTRIES The weaker dollar will do wonders for basic industries. Airline and trucking companiesupdated: Mon Jan 18 1988 00:01:00

-- CARS: Braking. The great consumer pullback has already made itself felt in Detroit. Though light truck sales edged up to five million units in 1987, passenger cars were down 12% from a record 11...

Fortune: A miracle cure for Third World debtupdated: Mon Nov 09 1987 00:01:00

Is it a trick or a treat for shareholders? Bank of New York, now trying to take over Irving Bank Corp., has proposed a bit of accounting artistry that should reassure anyone who fears bankers lack ...

Fortune: COVER STORY PROTECTIONISM: DOWN BUT NOT OUTupdated: Mon Oct 28 1985 00:01:00

The Reagan Administration's apparent new willingness to force down the dollar and vigorously enforce U.S. laws against unfair trade has given congressional moderates a much needed counter to propos...

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