Lots of big state colleges have popular campus creameries, and many focus on ice cream because it sells. But with its new cheese plant, Oregon State University hopes to produce some fancy sought-after cheeses to go with the state's famous Pinot Noirs.
The studio announced it would continue the Star Wars movie franchise with a seventh film due to be released in 2015, and others to follow. Disney also owns Marvel, which it bought for $4 billion in 2009.
As the massive cleanup begins, business owners, workers and investors are wondering what impact the megastorm ultimately will have on their wallets. Did Sandy weigh down economic activity enough to drown the recovery? Or will the rebuilding efforts boost growth over the longer term?
It's said that savvy shoppers should never leave home without coupons. Some "extreme couponers" can load shopping carts with hundreds of dollars in merchandise and owe just a few dollars at checkout. But one reformed couponer says the cost is too high, in time and hard work. Christy Rakoczy speaks with host Michel Martin.
The New York Stock Exchange will reopen for regular trading after being shut down for two days because of Hurricane Sandy. The exchange said its building and trading floor are fully operational. It was the first time since 1888 that the NYSE remained closed for two consecutive days due to weather.
Superstorm Sandy has become the main focus of both candidates, but what politicking does remain has Toledo, Ohio, and its Jeep plant at its center. The campaigns are fighting over Mitt Romney's claim that all Jeep jobs are heading to China. Chrysler and the Obama campaign say that's not true.
John Browett, the head of Apple's store operations, is leaving after just six months on the job. Scott Forstall, who's been at the company since 1997 and is seen as one of OS X's original architects, will leave next year. In the interim, he will serve as an adviser to CEO Tim Cook.
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