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Poverty no obstacle for health care

Helen Palmer | Sep 17, 2007
A new program starts today in San Francisco that will cover uninsured residents below the federal poverty level. Helen Palmer explains why part of the funding, which comes from an emergency care fund, won't be enough.
Posted In: Health

Brits go on a bank run

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Sep 17, 2007
Thousands of Northern Rock customers lined up in branches around England over the weekend to withdraw their money from the credit-crunched bank. Stephen Beard told Scott Jagow it was reminiscent of another bank run from decades before.
Posted In: Economy

Greenspan begins 'Turbulence' tour

Jill Barshay | Sep 17, 2007
Alan Greenspan is on tour in support of his memoir, "The Age of Turbulence," in which he describes how he managed market crises over 18 years. But some economists think he may have encouraged the tumultuous ride. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Books, Economy

For your next Middle East trip...

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 14, 2007
Three airlines based in the Persian Gulf want to lure more American travelers to Middle East destinations. And they're sparing no expense to do so. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Travel

Baseball runs for a fan base in Japan

Nancy Farghalli | Sep 14, 2007
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are two of Major League Baseball's biggest money-making machines. And now their rivalry is headed overseas. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

The Good, the Bad and the Stinky

David Banks | Sep 14, 2007
Our border collie Kiara is waiting to help drag the trash bins to the street... She helps by watching. So here's a first thought about carryin...

Taking the trash challenge

Tess Vigeland | Sep 14, 2007
Marketplace's Tess Vigeland has volunteered to spend the next two weeks hauling her household trash around with her. She explains to Kai Ryssdal why she's so interested in this garbage.

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 14, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Don't be sold on secret shoppers

| Sep 14, 2007
Some retailers now pay for "secret shoppers" to make sure their sales people are performing well. It's made the mystery-customer business an $800 million industry. But commentator Moira Manion, who works in retail sales, says it may not be money well spent.
Posted In: Retail

Sending a message to teen drivers

Lisa Napoli | Sep 14, 2007
California has become the 16th state to put limits on teenage drivers' use of electronic devices. But whether such actions by governments will also limit insurance rates is another matter entirely. Lisa Napoli reports.