PODCAST: The cranberry industry, no Thanksgiving for Europe

Nov 24, 2011
This Thanksgiving, we talk to a big wig in the cranberry industry, the CEO of Ocean Spray. While the U.S. is on holiday, financial troubles in the eurozone march on. And Google wants to light up your home -- with…

Mid-day Extra: More on the cranberry industry

Nov 24, 2011
Today is Thanksgiving, and to celebrate -- and check in on the state of the markets for popular Thanksgiving foods -- we went to the CEO of Ocean Spray. Here is the extended version of the conversation.

'Make the Bread, Buy the Butter'

Nov 24, 2011
We learn what's cheaper -- and tastier -- to make at home and what you should just buy from the grocery store.
Homemade bagels are cheaper than store-bought ones. Jam and butter, just buy at the store.
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Poultry producers hit by rising corn prices

Nov 21, 2011
Industry giant Tyson is expected to report losses today, and a number of other chicken producers are feeling the economic hurt, in large part because of rising feed costs.

Your Thanksgiving turkey is probably a product of artificial insemination

Nov 16, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses why the turkey industry is built around artificial insemination.

Final notes to help you with your Turkey Day

Nov 24, 2010
And this final note: When you pick up your fork to shovel stuffing tomorrow, put the Blackberry down, would you? A new survey from Harris...

Most Americans check work email over the holidays

Nov 24, 2010
A new survey by Harris Interactive is getting a lot of attention because it appears to point out just how electronically tethered we are....

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The Post-Thanksgiving Rush

Nov 24, 2010
You are thinking door-buster sales on Thanksgiving Friday. Perhaps you are following predictions about same-store sales. In parts of our nation's...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Ben Bernanke Visits Europe

Nov 19, 2010
Ben Bernanke visits Europe today to defend the Fed's decision to pump $600 billion more into government bonds. Germany in particular was vocal in...