Experts try making George Washington's peach brandy

Oct 6, 2010
The next time you step into the liquor store, you could be stepping back in time. Marketers are trying to recreate peach brandy made by George...

Pencil pushers: The oldest corporate rivalry?

Sep 29, 2010
Even in this day and age of keyboards, two top pencil manufacturers are waging war, according to this Wall Street Journal article. German companies...

Facebook's CEO is richer than Steve Jobs

Sep 23, 2010
The annual Forbes list of the richest Americans is out. No surprise here, the richest American is Bill Gates, with a net worth of a cool $54...

You can never have enough money

Sep 22, 2010
A University of Chicago Law professor posted on his blog about the challenges of the "super rich." The post has been taken off his blog, Truth on...

NYC's (former) underground lobster rolls

Sep 22, 2010
You might have heard about Ronnie, a New York City entrepreneur who sells grilled cheese sandwiches underground, on our Marketplace Morning Report...

A chic memento of the Great Recession

Sep 21, 2010
One shopper gives new meaning to the term "recessionista." According to fashion website Refinery29, one lucky shopper found a stash of Lehman Br...

Fryer + Beer = Deep-fried beer

Sep 3, 2010
You'd think deep-fried butter was the pinnacle of fried food -- it's fat fried with fat! But an inventor debuted deep-fried beer at the Texas Sta...

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Guy in 'Double Rainbow' YouTube clip featured in Windows Live video

Sep 2, 2010
A few weeks ago, Bill referenced the infamous "Double Rainbow" YouTube clip at the end of his cast, when he mentioned YouTube is now allowing video...

100 years of Heinz tomato soup

Sep 1, 2010
Heinz is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Cream of Tomato soup in the U.K., so the company is re-releasing its original 1910 label on...