Marketplace for Monday, Feb 18, 2008

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All the president's whiskey

Turns out our first president wasn't the teetotaler some revisionists have made him out to be. In fact, George Washington was once the nation's largest producer of whiskey. Hillary Wicai reports from a rebuilt version of his distillery.

Lying is essential to doing business

Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway says she's OK with lying on the job. In fact, she believes the corporate world can't function without little white lies to get through the day.
Posted In: Jobs

Dental spas give some a reason to smile

Cosmetic dentistry offers many ways for you to put your money where your mouth is. And some dentists are already plotting the next big thing to attract you to their chairs. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Mustaches for charity, not just irony

Twenty-somethings have one of the lowest rates of charitable giving of any demographic group. Alex Goldmark reports on a New York City charity that's using facial hair to make fundraising hip for younger people.
Posted In: Charity

We can no longer afford the penny

Commentator and international economist Dan Drezner says inflation and high zinc and copper prices have made the penny too expensive for the U.S. to produce.

A day to spend dead presidents?

President's Day is time to honor American leaders, and many of us traditionally do that by going shopping. Bob Moon talks to NPD Group's Marshall Cohen to find out how profitable the holiday actually is.

HD DVD raising white flag

With Toshiba looking ready to abandon the HD DVD format, Blue Ray seems to have finally won the high-definition DVD wars. Bob Moon reports on what retail stores are doing with their HD DVD inventory.
Posted In: Science

Today's lunch special: recalled beef

Westland Meat Company is recalling 147 million pounds of beef -- the biggest beef recall in U.S. history -- much of which was to go to school lunch programs. John Dimsdale reports on how the recall will affect future demand.
Posted In: Education, Health

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Funky Good Time: Anthology
Morricone RMX
We Got a Party! -- The Best of Ron Records, V. 1
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Revolutions Of Time: The Journey 1975-1993