Feb 18, 2008

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Today's lunch special: recalled beef

Feb 18, 2008
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.

HD DVD raising white flag

Feb 18, 2008
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.

A day to spend dead presidents?

Feb 18, 2008
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.

We can no longer afford the penny

Feb 18, 2008
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.

Mustaches for charity, not just irony

Feb 18, 2008
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.

Dental spas give some a reason to smile

Feb 18, 2008
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.

Lying is essential to doing business

Feb 18, 2008
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.

All the president's whiskey

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.

Music from the episode

The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah