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Fire Commissioner Defends OT Costs, Response Times

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said lawsuits over hiring practices have been to blame for staffing shortages that led to as much as $43 million in overtime costs this year.

11/04/2013

A bacon sandwich is seen before being served at Rico's Diner August 17, 2010 in Oakland, California. As Americans consume more bacon, supplies have become short and the price is starting to go up. The price of pork bellies has risen to $1.40 a pound in August, up from 94 cents a pound in June. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If Predicted Bacon Shortage Comes True, Piggies May Not Get To Market

The summer drought caused a spike in feed prices, and Illinois pork producers – the fourth largest group in the U.S. — are losing $40 to $45 a head.

09/24/2012

A national shortage of helium is driving up the cost of balloons. (CBS)

Helium Prices Go Through The Roof

Helium balloons — used to add spice up graduation, birthdays, or anniversary parties — are in limited supply or have risen in price. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker explains why.

06/29/2012

Prescription drugs. (CBS)

Shortage Of Drugs For Patients With Attention Deficit Disorder

Imagine running from pharmacy to pharmacy to fill a prescription only to learn your much needed drugs were nowhere to be found.

06/07/2011