Marketplace for Monday, Feb 18, 2008
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.
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.
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.