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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dangerous bassinets still on shelves

    Dangerous bassinets still on shelves
    Federal regulators urged retailers to pull more Simplicity bassinets from their shelves after Illinois attorney general staffers purchased models that could kill a baby but were excluded from a federal alert issued last week. The most troubling aspect of...
  • GG Motorrad Technik's GG Quadster: This four-wheeled outlaw cant keep a low profile

    GG Motorrad Technik's GG Quadster: This four-wheeled outlaw can’t keep a low profile
    It looks like a motorcycle. It sounds like a motorcycle. And it is a motorcycle. Sort of. GG Motorrad Technik's new GG Quadster is actually a four-wheeled BMW K1200S -- only its body's been replaced with a double-wide backside and front end. The...
  • What's behind the dollar's decline in value?

    The dollar has lost a big chunk of its global purchasing power since the end of 2001 -- an average of 37%, as measured by one index that tracks the greenback against other major currencies. Gauging the decline is easy; explaining why the buck has slumped...
  • The Mattel loophole

    The Mattel loophole
    Some companies would be permitted to skirt independent lab testing of children's products in favor of their own in-house certification, thanks in large part to lobbying by the world's biggest toymaker, the Tribune has found. Toymaker Mattel Inc. argued...
  • Trade deficit grew slightly in October

    The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in October as a record price for imported oil outweighed the export-spurring benefits of a weaker dollar, a Commerce Department report showed Wednesday. Rising oil costs also propelled U.S. import prices 2.7%...
  • Why lead-tainted Chinese goods slip through despite U.S. recalls

    Brightly colored children's bracelets and necklaces line the display case of a Chinese manufacturer in this factory town. Adorned with mini school buses, sandals and other charms, the jewelry sits ready to be sold to foreign and domestic buyers. It also...
  • China firms clamor to go kosher

    Rabbi Shimon Freundlich picked up the phone in Beijing, and a Chinese factory boss launched his pitch. He wanted to join the growing ranks of Chinese exporters who have earned a kosher seal of approval. He promised to follow the rules and to welcome...
  • 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......
  • Today's News From the Cars.com Family

     
    One reader has a question about the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged, and Ask.cars.com goes in search of horsepower numbers. Then, PickupTrucks.com talks to an importer who says the Mahindra trucks have come a long way. Finally, MotherProof....