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New Rules Mean Full Disclosure For Airfares

New federal rules will compel airlines and others to include taxes, fees and other mandatory charges in their advertised fares. Consumer advocates see the rule as a positive step; but some airlines are fighting the rules in court.
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Can We Expect An Organic Milk Shortage In 2012?

There's not enough organic milk, especially in states like Florida and Georgia. Inputs — like organic grain and hay for animals — are now dramatically more expensive for farmers. That means organic dairy cows are getting less food and producing less milk.
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Fed Will Now Publicly Forecast Interest-Rate Changes

The Fed hopes by giving the market some foresight, it can better manage expectations.
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A Starbucks Coffee Will Cost 10 Cents More In Some Regions

The company said it was forced to raise prices because of competition and increased commodity prices.
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U.S. Sanctions Target Iran's Central Bank

The new measure signed into law by President Obama imposes sanctions on financial institutions that deal with Iran's central bank. That's in addition to existing international sanctions. Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran specialist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, tells Steve Inskeep that the new sanctions could put tremendous pressure on Iran's economy.
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Congress Ends Era Of Ethanol Subsidies

Over the weekend, the multi-billion dollar subsidy for ethanol expired. It had been in place for more than 30 years but Congress let it expire. Bruce Babcock, the Cargill endowed chair of energy economics at Iowa State University, talks to Linda Wertheimer about the effects of the subsidy expiring on the ethanol industry and consumers.

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