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Safeway's 2 Bad Habits: Overcharging, and Not Obeying the Courts

California has repeatedly sued Safeway since 2003 for overcharging shoppers. Now, a new CBS San Francisco report says that the company is not only continuing that practice, but also disobeying a court order intended to provide customers with restitution.

Wall Street Watch this Week: A Showdown for Satellite Radio

When Liberty Media hosts its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, investors may do a double-take when they see Sirius XM Radio's Mel Karmazin (pictured) take the stage. But despite their rocky marriage, Liberty and Sirius realize they need each other right now.

Two Heads Were Not Better Than One for Arizona Counterfeiter

Counterfeiting is a detail-oriented art, but one Arizona man who attempted it wasn't quite scrupulous enough about his fake bills: He attempted to pass a forged $100 bill with a picture-perfect image of Benjamin Franklin -- but a watermark of Abraham Lincoln.

3 Big Lies Food Companies Are Feeding You

Here are three big lies food companies have been feeding consumers about how their food is modified, treated and processed -- issues those companies are hoping to keep you in the dark about.

Cross Pollution and Child Labor Off Your Grocery List

Take a look at the receipts in your wallet. They show what you paid for the items you bought, but what's missing are the true costs -- to people and the environment. But, good news: Sustainable and fair trade products don't have to cost you more. Consider, for example, a banana ...

McDonald's Works to Take Animal Cruelty off the Menu

McDonald's has finally caught up with consumer sentiment on the subject of factory farming and the inhumane treatment of animals. The fast food giant is using its massive leverage to push its pork suppliers to phase out cruelly confining gestation crates for their pigs.

Walmart's New Health Food Push: Too Hard to Swallow?

Walmart, which has long been associated with cheap, high-calorie, low-nutrition foods, wants to get healthy: Its new "Great for You" initiative aims to show shoppers it can help them eat healthy on a budget. But can the retail tiger change its spots -- or it's rep?

McDonald's McRib's Deep, Dark Secret: Animal Cruelty

McDonald's reintroduction of the McRib sandwich has made news headlines and mouths water. However, the fans eagerly awaiting the limited-time opportunity to wolf down McRibs may not realize that McDonald's pork products contain a secret, unappetizing ingredient: pain.

Wealthy Shoppers Pay Premiums for Preferred Companies

By now we're all accustomed to hearing about the "two-speed economy," in which the wealthy flourish and the less affluent fall farther and farther behind. The widening gap between rich and poor has not been lost on the stock market: The valuations of luxury goods companies are much higher than those of lower-end firms.

Supervalu: A Good Value in Grocery Stocks

The grocery market has been rough in the last decade as big-box stores have emerged as new competitors. But before you dismiss an opportunity in the traditional grocery space, here's why bargain-shopping investors should take a stroll down the aisles of Supervalu.

My 3 Cents: When Is Food Organic vs. Natural?

Last year, grocery sales were up a modest 1.8%, yet sales of organic items more than doubled that growth rate, up 4.4%. Clearly, we're shopping differently. But are we even sure what an "organic" or "all natural" label means? It's more complicated than you might think.

Do-Good Firms Brighten a Dismal Economy

Do you get a warm fuzzy feeling when you open your cupboards? If you use products made by companies like Method, King Arthur Flour Company, and Seventh Generation, you're supporting businesses officially certified as do-good corporations by the nonprofit B Lab -- where the "B" stands for "benefit."