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Bubble Bursts On Alpaca Market. Sales Slowed, Hay Costs Doubled  |   

The llama-like animals were the next hot thing coming to backyard farmers. Investors sank tens of thousands of dollars into top-of-the-line breeds. Some breeders were left with near-worthless herds.

Retail Shoppers Want Theatrical Experiences That Delight And Excite  |   

Linda Wertheimer talks to analyst Liz Dunn of Talmage Associates about retail trends. She says consumers aren't necessarily buying stuff, they want to buy experiences: travel, restaurants or shows.

As Britain's Coal Industry Loses Its Glow, Miners Feel Betrayed  |   

The last deep pit coal mine in northern England closes next month, marking the death of an industry that has fueled area towns for decades. Miners are angry the government didn't do more to help them.

California Puts Dungeness Crab Season On Hold Indefinitely  |   

The West Coast delicacy of fresh Dungeness crab won't be on holiday tables this year. A massive toxic algae bloom in the Pacific Ocean has delayed the commercial crabbing season.

Critics Wonder Whether Pennies Make Sense Anymore  |   

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. It actually costs nearly 2 cents to make a penny, so the government loses money.