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American cheese gets flavor

| Aug 20, 2007
Artisanal cheese makers across the U.S. are slowly but surely crafting a better reputation for American cheese. Think less square singles wrapped in plastic, more finely-aged fromage fit even for the French? Oui, Daniel Weiss reports.
Posted In: Retail

NASDAQ gives up on London

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 20, 2007
The London Stock Exchange rebuffed its takeover advances earlier this year, so NASDAQ announced this morning it's putting its 31 percent stake in LSE up for sale. It's got its eye on another exchange now, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Tough times for 'Three Amigos'

Dan Grech | Aug 20, 2007
The annual meeting of North American presidents, designed to integrate the economies of the the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has earned the nickname "Three Amigos Summit." But relations are strained among these so-called friends, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Washington's import dilemma

John Dimsdale | Aug 20, 2007
A White House task force on import safety is working on recommendations to protect consumers from dangerous products. That's an interesting assignment for an administration that lives and dies by the rule of free trade, John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

This land is ore land

| Aug 20, 2007
Hard rock miners digging for gold, silver, copper or uranium operate under an 1872 law that allows them to extract public resources for free. A bill in Congress now would change that, but the companies have powerful allies, Wren Elhai reports.
Posted In: Washington

No seniors discount for health care

Helen Palmer | Aug 20, 2007
State lawmakers' landmark effort to cover all Massachusetts residents for health care is proving very successful by most measures. But the AARP says the premiums for seniors simply aren't affordable. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

And They Pocketed Millions?

Chris Farrell | Aug 19, 2007
The New York Times has a story delving into the question, how could so many smart people buy so much bad debt. The article makes clear that the...

Minsky Moments Take a Long Time

Chris Farrell | Aug 19, 2007
A reasonable set of forecasts by George Magnus, senior economic adviser at UBS Investment Bank in London. It's dated August 10. (I had set it aside...

Mailbag for Friday, August 17, 2007

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Aug 17, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell has advice on financial planning for a terminal illness, divulging personal information on a renter's application and getting benefits after a job loss.

Crocs, stocks and grandkids in Fairfax

Tess Vigeland | Aug 17, 2007
Tess Vigeland went back to Fairfax, Va. to check in with the investment club Formerly Baroque. Among the stocks considered: iPhones, farm machinery and some infamous footwear. Will the ladies kick the Crocs to the curb?
Posted In: Investing