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Moonshine enters the mainstream

by Irina Zhorov Apr 16, 2019
The once-illicit beverage has a new following.
Brian and Laura Call make moonshine at the eponymous Call Family Distillers. They use family recipes and have turned the tasting room into a family museum. They say their stories pay homage to those who made moonshine to make ends meet.
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Keeping the family recycling business afloat

by Sean McHenry Nov 29, 2018
There have been rough years before, but this year may be the toughest.
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For small commercial fishermen in Alaska, the business can be boom or bust

by Sean McHenry Aug 22, 2018
Why one fisherman in Alaska won't leave the industry, despite the ups and downs.
Salmon fishermen hauling in salmon on July 1, 2015 in Newtok, Alaska.
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My Economy: Leaving the big city life behind

by Marketplace Staff May 8, 2018
One former journalist left the newsroom for the family business. The reason? A lower cost of living.
Matt Schewel traded a job in Washington, D.C., interviewing senators and congressman for work in the family furniture business. 
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The greatest threat to family businesses is...the family. But it's also their greatest asset.
A family business' biggest enemy may be the family itself.
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Why family and business don’t mix: Freakonomics Radio

by Stephen Dubner Jun 12, 2013
Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner has yet another reason to blame your parents for pretty much everything.
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In Japan, importance of family business opens up opportunities

by Marketplace Contributor Dec 25, 2012
Family businesses dominate Japan's corporate landscape. For generations, sons have always taken on the top job. But what happens if there's not a male heir to inherit the business?