Chris Arnold http://wfpl.org en Severe Weather Socks The Economy, But Full Impact Is Unclear http://wfpl.org/post/severe-weather-socks-economy-full-impact-unclear The economy often absorbs the impact of snowstorms, such as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/03/285171762/what-a-blast-wicked-winter-storm-spreads-across-nation" target="_blank">this week's storm</a>, without much trouble, but this winter the weather is doing more damage than usual.<p>Sal Sambataro, the manager of Il Cortile in Manhattan, says that when the weather is better, people are packed into the family-owned Italian restaurant. On a recent day, though, the temperature is close to 15 degrees and the doorman wears a furry hat. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:55:55 +0000 Chris Arnold 8780 at http://wfpl.org Severe Weather Socks The Economy, But Full Impact Is Unclear Small-Batch Distilleries Ride The Craft Liquor Wave http://wfpl.org/post/small-batch-distilleries-ride-craft-liquor-wave Wherever you live, you're probably not too far from a local microbrewery making beer. Now, the latest trend is the spread of what you might call "micro-boozeries."<strong> </strong>Craft liquor distilleries are springing up around the country like little wellheads spouting gin, whiskey and rum.<p><a href="http://www.turkeyshoredistilleries.com/" target="_blank">Turkey Shore Distilleries</a> in Ipswich, Mass., is one of them.<p>Co-founder Evan Parker<strong> </strong>boils molasses in a giant, 400-gallon copper kettle to distill what the company calls Old Ipswich Rum. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:49:24 +0000 Chris Arnold 8333 at http://wfpl.org Small-Batch Distilleries Ride The Craft Liquor Wave For The Unemployed, Ideas To Help Bridge The Gap To Work http://wfpl.org/post/unemployed-ideas-help-bridge-gap-work When members of Congress return to work next week, at the top of the "to-do" list is whether to renew emergency unemployment benefits. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:52:47 +0000 Chris Arnold 8107 at http://wfpl.org For The Unemployed, Ideas To Help Bridge The Gap To Work Business Leaders Decry The Economic Cost Of Uncertainty http://wfpl.org/post/business-leaders-decry-economic-cost-uncertainty Running a company is like driving a car. You need to be able to see what's coming down the road. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:49:17 +0000 Chris Arnold 7268 at http://wfpl.org After Five Years, Why So Few Charges In Financial Crisis? http://wfpl.org/post/after-five-years-why-so-few-charges-financial-crisis In the latest in a string of insider trading cases, federal prosecutors this week <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/26/205842749/hedge-fund-sac-capital-pleads-not-guilty-to-fraud-charges" target="_blank">indicted SAC Capital</a>, one of the most prominent and profitable hedge funds in the world.<p>But when it comes to the 2008 financial crisis that sent the economy into a tailspin, criminal prosecutions have been few and far between.<p>"The folks responsible for this incredibly painful economic damage that struck our economy have gone free," says Neil Barofsky, a former fede Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:08:11 +0000 Chris Arnold 6270 at http://wfpl.org After Five Years, Why So Few Charges In Financial Crisis?