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Mass. health plan at next milestone

Steve Tripoli | Nov 14, 2007
Massachusetts residents are required to sign up for the state's health insurance program by tomorrow. Steve Tripoli has an early report card on the Bay State's attempt at universal coverage.
Posted In: Health

The splurge is over, folks

| Nov 14, 2007
With home prices dropping, the dollar sliding and consumer confidence way down, commentator Robert Reich says it isn't just banks that are feeling the pinch.
Posted In: Economy

Are United and Delta talking merger?

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 14, 2007
Rumors of a merger between Delta and United were reported today, but Delta CEO Richard Anderson issued a statement denying the whole thing. Before that hit the wires, Kai Ryssdal talked with Julius Maldutis of the consulting firm Aviation Dynamics.

Can Medicaid stop paying tax cheats?

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Nov 14, 2007
Doctors, hospitals and nursing homes that haven't bothered to pay federal taxes are still getting Medicaid checks. Congress is trying to solve the problem. But as Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports, the government's hands may be tied.
Posted In: Crime, Health

A little informational exuberance

Bob Moon | Nov 14, 2007
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank is going to start being more open with its economic prognostications. Marketplace's Bob Moon takes a look at what's behind the announcement with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Giving giants a green makeover

| Nov 14, 2007
The LA Auto Show previews to the media today with an emphasis on big, green vehicles. Renita Jablonski tells us how GM is trying to sell a Cadillac Escalade without the guilt, and what Chrysler is using as competition.
Posted In: Auto

Africa's economy doing a little better

Alisa Roth | Nov 14, 2007
A new World Bank report says Africa is doing a lot better economically than in the past. Alisa Roth explores which countries within the continent aren't doing as well and whether the region is really back on its financial feet.
Posted In: Economy

HSBC won't cave to subprime

Stephen Beard | Nov 14, 2007
Despite billions in write-offs and problems with U.S. subprime loans, HSBC, Europe's largest bank, is still managing to make money. Stephen Beard explores why the bank's profits are up in the third quarter.
Posted In: Economy

Medicare makes plans to profit

John Dimsdale | Nov 14, 2007
Premiums for three of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will go up substantially next year. John Dimsdale explores the dramatic cost change from the plans' inception three years ago.
Posted In: Health

Deep gladness meets deep need

| Nov 14, 2007
Speaking of Faith host Krista Tippett says the globe should welcome the challenge of sustainability as an invitation -- a way to strengthen moral resources such as delight, dignity, elegance and hope.