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Scottish master butcher Neil Watt and his haggis. Martin Cleaver/AP File hide caption

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U.S. Haggis Lovers' Hopes Dashed

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Could ice shanties like this one, built on Wisconsin's Lake Waubesa in 2005, be considered something of an economic indicator? Joseph W. Jackson III/Wisconsin State Journal via AP hide caption

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Wisconsin Ice Fishers Feel The Recession's Chill

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GDP Is Growing, Will Jobs Follow?

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Tai Shan on his first birthday. The panda was conceived in 2005 through artificial insemination in a procedure performed by National Zoo scientists and veterinarians. Ann Batdorf/Smithsonian Institution via AP hide caption

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How To FedEx A Panda

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Denmark Thrives Despite High Taxes

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Professional shopper Lauren A. Rothman, who personally shops for those who don't have the time or fashion sense, works her way through the women's department at a major store. Paul Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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