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  • Obama tells China's president that global trade imbalances must be fixed

    President Barack Obama on Friday opened his relationship with Chinese President Hu Jintao, promising cooperation in a phone call that broadly covered sensitive trade issues, the global financial crisis and the North Korean nuclear threat. Both leaders...
  • A recipe for disaster

    A recipe for disaster
    Whole Foods Market has long trumpeted its premium chocolate bars for being made the old-fashioned way, in Switzerland. But two years ago it added another manufacturing claim to the product's labels—one that would appeal to millions of Americans who...
  • Burmese pythons expanding reach in South Florida

    Burmese pythons expanding reach in South Florida
    Armed with hooks, tongs and a snake bag, biologists at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge spent Thursday learning how to catch Burmese pythons. Although none have been seen at Loxahatchee, the refuge's workers are getting prepared as part of a...
  • Good deals go fast on wine websites

    Good deals go fast on wine websites
    New Jersey wine retailer Joe Arking was in the Napa Valley last month, drumming up business. Arking is hardly a typical retailer in the bricks-and-mortar sense or, for that matter, in the normal Web-commerce sense. His website, winestilsoldout.com,...
  • Memoirs by recent wine authors

    Memoirs by recent wine authors
    Three recently published books suggest that an emerging literary form, the wine memoir, is gathering momentum. Each book -- Alice Feiring's "The Battle for Wine and Love or How I Saved the World From Parkerization," Neal I. Rosenthal's "Reflections of a...
  • Hope for Roquefort fans

    Hope for Roquefort fans
    On a recent afternoon, customers of the Los Angeles gourmet shop Joan's on Third were greeted with a one-pound wedge of L'Aigle Noir Roquefort, its blue-speckled innards showcased on a glass pedestal amid tidy piles of other artisan cheeses. Hanging above...
  • The Hartford, Other Insurers Sued Over 'Dumping' Of Cheap Chinese Foods

    What can you make with cheap crawfish, garlic, canned mushrooms and honey? A class action lawsuit, say U.S. food producers who are suing The Hartford and other insurers for nearly $1 billion in damages. The suit, filed Tuesday, spotlights how the...
  • Importer arrested in honey scheme

    The business agent for several honey importers has been arrested on federal charges lodged in Chicago, alleging she conspired to illegally import Chinese honey, prosecutors said today. Shu Bei “Kathy” Yuan, a Chinese national, was arrested...
  • Feds, retailer recall deadly dart sets

    Feds, retailer recall deadly dart sets
    Following deaths of children in Chicago and Milwaukee, federal regulators on Monday recalled 1.8 million dart gun sets — a toy that federal officials and the toy's importer knew was deadly more than three years ago. For the family of Kentrell...
  • $15 wine: the new normal

    $15 wine: the new normal
    There are signs the American economy is improving, at least as far as wine shops are concerned. But if you think that means a return to the glory days of $150 cult Cabernets … well, not so fast. Instead, most wine store owners, far from declaring...
  • Jobless data downside surprises experts

     
    by Frank James More bad economic news today on the unemployment front. Jobless claims climbed to the highest level in seven years last month. What's truly unnerving is that the numbers are coming in even worse than economists and other......