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All the president's whiskey

Hilary Wicai | Apr 9, 2007
Turns out our first president wasn't the teetotaler some revisionists have made him out to be. In fact, Washington was once the nation's largest producer of whiskey. And now a rebuilt version of his distillery is open to the public.
Posted In: Washington

Natural gas cartel on the front burner

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Apr 9, 2007
Rising energy costs and advances in technology have given new life to efforts to form an OPEC-like cartel for natural gas. It's probably a long way off, but if it happens, it won't be good for consumers.
Posted In: Canada

Breaking up immigration reform

John Dimsdale | Apr 9, 2007
President Bush is asking Congress for comprehensive immigration reform, but a sizable House caucus opposed to any form of amnesty wants to split up immigration issues and pass the less controversial measures.
Posted In: Immigration

Filling the cheap labor void

Dan Grech | Apr 9, 2007
Workplace raids have succeeded in scaring off illegal immigrant workers — but that's left many farms and businesses struggling to maintain production levels and Congress struggling to agree on a solution.
Posted In: Immigration

Picking another fight with China

Scott Tong | Apr 9, 2007
The U.S. is expected to file new complaints with the WTO this week saying China isn't doing enough to fight piracy and counterfeits. Beijing has made it easier to prosecute the crimes, but the problem is built into its restrictive market.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Pneumonia drop ups vaccine's value

Helen Palmer | Apr 9, 2007
Prevnar is an expensive vaccine but effective in preventing deadly diseases such as meningitis, so doctors have been using it despite the high cost. Now evidence that it also cuts pneumonia cases makes its price tag seem even more reasonable.
Posted In: Health

Straight Story: Cut!

| Apr 6, 2007
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell yells "Cut" at the newest reel of credit card documentaries.

Thanks for writing us!

| Apr 6, 2007
We brought you the best of personal finance and you responded. Tess Vigeland hears feedback from our listeners.

A beautiful garden for the right price

| Apr 6, 2007
Want to make your garden bloom without breaking the bank? Tess Vigeland takes us on a tour of her own garden with Amy Stewart, author of "Flower Confidential."

A very taxing family

| Apr 6, 2007
It's a family business that only Uncle Sam could love. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes us to Queens, New York, where three generations of tax accountants prepare for April under the same roof.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes