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    U.S. regulators, retailers and manufacturers are growing increasingly concerned that a surge in the number of products being recalled is resulting in "fatigue" by the public — increasing the chance that consumers could ignore or miss a recall that could ultimately endanger their health, USA Today reports.

  • Bacon Around the World: Speck-en Zee Bacon? Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 4:24 PM ET
    Pig over Paris

    People often think of it as being as American as apple pie, but many cultures around the world bring home the bacon.

  • Honeybees Check In to NY Hotels Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    An urban beekeeper inspects part of her colony of Italian honeybees on the roof of her Brooklyn building. Beekeeping is a growing phenomenon among environmentally-conscious urban dwellers in cities nationwide, and practioners cite the health benefits of natural honey as well as the boon to gardening that bees provide by pollination.

    An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They'll sting if you get too close.

  • Gartman: 'Go to the Sidelines' Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Gartman: 'Go to the Sidelines'

    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, explains why investors should return to the sidelines and forecasts where gold is headed.

  • Small Dairies Go Under As Milk Prices Sink Again Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
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    While the number of dairy cows in the U.S. hasn't changed much, the number of dairy farms has been dropping as small farms either go out of business or consolidate to become more competitive and cost effective.

  • Cramer Interviews Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 7:17 PM ET

    Check out his conversation with CEO James Hagedorn.

  • US Agriculture Secretary on Food Safety Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
    US Agriculture Secretary on Food Safety

    Concerns about mad cow disease and "pink slime" are raising recent questions about food safety. Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, offers insight.

  • Part-Time Athletes Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    On January 29, 2012, the New York Times ran a  about Greek Olympic athletes. The nation’s debt crisis has forced Greece to implement austerity measures, which affected its ability to fund its athletes’ training.Their stipends are chronically late, their training centers have closed and their coaches aren’t being paid. It’s a surreal situation for the birthplace of the Olympics to find itself in.As in Greece, the governments of many other countries throughout the world have financed the athletic

    Many countries finance their Olympic competitors, but not the United States, where athletes fund their own training.

  • A Restaurant for the 99 Percent — Of Chefs Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    Tender Greens in San Diego

    Although they all had a background working in Michelin-starred restaurants, what Erik Oberholtzer, Matt Lyman and David Dressler really craved was “farmer’s market food at a price we could afford,” says Oberholtzer.

  • USDA: Mad Cow Disease Found in California Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 2:58 PM ET
    USDA: Mad Cow Disease Found in California

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the details of the first mad cow discovery in six years.

  • Is Argentina Becoming the New Venezuela? Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 6:44 AM ET
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds a plaque before delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 South Atlantic war between Argentina and the Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

    As the dust settles on the announcement that Argentina would seize control of assets owned by Repsol-backed energy company YPF, many are worried that other companies will shy away from investment in the South American country.

  • Solar Energy Grows on North American Farms Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:35 PM ET
    Recurrent Energy solar power plant on a farm in northern California.

    Farmers in California and Ontario, Canada, are signing 20-year leases with a firm that places small solar installations on marginal land.

  • Corn Crisis Coming? Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:34 PM ET
    Corn Crisis Coming?

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the price of corn and its impact on feed for raising cows.

  • Green Chemicals Show Game-Changing Potential Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:33 PM ET
    An aerial shot of Gevo’s Luverne, Minnesota, green isobutanol plant.

    A new generation of green chemicals from bio-based sources could help industrial production break from the grip of volatile oil prices.

  • The Best and Worst Jobs of 2012 Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:56 PM ET
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    The job market has begun a decidely ungraceful recovery. And if there's one thing the recession has taught us, it's that not all jobs are created equal. Here are the 10 Best and 10 Worst Jobs for 2012.

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    As more legal and illegal immigrants stay home, there is concern about how it will affect the US labor pool, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Herb on the Street: ETF Fees Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 2:51 PM ET
    Herb on the Street: ETF Fees

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses tricky ETF fees.

  • Chicks, that are dyed with artificial colors are sold as Easter gifts

    Dyed Easter chicks have been a seasonal staple in parts of the country for generations, though the practice has gone largely underground as society’s tastes have changedm the New York Times reports.

  • Rogers: 'I Hope That the Chinese Market Collapses So I Can Buy Shares'

    Jim Rogers, Rogers Holdings CEO & chairman, explains his bullish outlook on grains and China; how he views a global slowdown as a buying opportunity; and why he would buy gold on a dip.

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    German potash and salt miner K+S published better-than-expected results on Thursday, including EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) above 217 million euros ($283 million). Investors need to look beyond the stable outlook for 2012 and see the positive forecast for 2013, Arnaud Scarpaci, fund manager at Agilis Gestion in Paris, told CNBC.com.