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Could tax break be a healthcare benefit?

Hilary Wicai | Jan 22, 2007
In his State of the Union Address, President Bush will propose making healthcare coverage more affordable by changing the way health benefits are taxed. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

A briefer, more general State of the Union

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Jan 22, 2007
If White House leaks are to be believed, President Bush's speech tomorrow night won't be your average State of the Union Address. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about what to expect.
Posted In: Washington

Mass. health plan getting second opinions

Helen Palmer | Jan 22, 2007
Last October the Bay State started signing up its low-income uninsured for a universal health coverage plan. But Helen Palmer reports that some cracks in that plan are starting to show.
Posted In: Health

A rescue from the send button

| Jan 22, 2007
For businesses, e-mails gone wrong can be a matter of corporate life and death. Alex Goldmark tells us about one possible solution — self-destructing communications.
Posted In: Crime

Domestic violins

| Jan 22, 2007
There's no quiet at Sandra Tsing Loh's house these days. The humorist and commentator reveals what happens when she takes up the fiddle.

Cracks in foundations

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 22, 2007
Duke University professor Joel Fleishman says that despite their good intentions most foundations have plenty of problems. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book on the subject.
Posted In: Books, Investing

Studying abroad, saving money

| Jan 22, 2007
American students shopping for a university are finding they can earn a first-class degree in the U.K. for tens of thousands of dollars less than at top American schools. Don Macgillivray reports.

Sloan Sessions: Office space

Scott Jagow | Jan 22, 2007
There could be a bidding war in the making for commercial office space holder Equity Office Properties. Scott Jagow asks Newsweek's Allan Sloan why it's such a hot property right now.
Posted In: Wall Street

Banking on New Year's resolutionaries

Alisa Roth | Jan 22, 2007
January is a very, very good month for some businesses — especially the ones that make a lot of money off our good intentions. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: Health

Feds taking no chances

| Jan 22, 2007
The U.S. banned online gaming last fall, but now there are reports that the FBI is asking investment banks for information as it looks for evidence that overseas gaming sites are taking money from U.S. customers.
Posted In: Crime, Science