Dollars & Sense: Rent a movie on Facebook; What’s up with food prices?
SUVs have come a long way from being the poster-children gas guzzlers. Some hybrids like the Nissan Juke get up to 30 mpg.
March 8th, 2011
05:06 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: Rent a movie on Facebook; What’s up with food prices?

A roundup of today's CNNMoney news:

Why you’re paying more for your groceries: After holding steady for two years, food prices in the United States are rising once again, due to growing demand and tight supplies of wheat, corn and other key commodities. That means American consumers are being hit with higher grocery bills at a time when gas prices are already starting to dent household budgets.

10 SUVs that don’t guzzle gas (gallery): SUVs have come a long way from being the poster-children for the last gas crisis. Some hybrids can get up to 34 mpg.

Mardi Gras beads reincarnated (video): This New Orleans company is putting those beads to good use, creating housewares, lighting, and colorful home accessories.

Rent a movie on your Facebook page: Warner Bros. said it will offer "The Dark Knight" for rental through its Facebook page. More movie titles will be available for rental or purchase over the coming months. Rentals cost 30 Facebook Credits, or $3, and users can watch the movie up to 48 hours after purchase.

Starbucks at 40 - No midlife crisis: The comeback for Starbucks has been stunning. There was a lot of skepticism about whether Starbucks could rediscover the magic growth beans. And the recession didn’t help. But the coffee chain has reinvented itself, introducing new products and cutting costs.

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  1. Waldo

    I can rent a movie and see it in facebook. Cool, my computer is my tv. I watch tv with cheetos and cherry kool aid. My tradition. My girlfriend comes sometimes.

    March 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Many libraries offer free movies...mine does. Sometimes we get the new releases before the video stores. Why pay anything when you can get it at your local library?

    Oh, yeah, get a book to read, also. It *is* a library, after all! 🙂

    March 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Read? Book? What's that?

    March 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    A book is an...anchovy. Which has an account on Facebook, so you can send a friend request if you'd like. Or millions!

    March 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Israel is becoming a nation. http:wwwpolicestate/yhdffdj.com

    March 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    You're killing me, Cesar! LMAO! But what did you do with personny? Is she swimming with the fishies?

    March 8, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Yea, with the fishies in Jersey.

    March 8, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mr. Lee

    Very funny Cesar

    March 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    @Mr. Lee: "US to Resume..." This is the thread Mary wanted to speak to you. She is asleep now, but the dialogue us still there. Just FYI

    March 9, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |