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Big Three want help from Washington

John Dimsdale and Kai Ryssdal | Nov 13, 2006
U.S. automakers finally get their much-delayed meeting with President Bush tomorrow. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Marketplace's Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale what's on the agenda.
Posted In: Washington

Nuclear power race

Steve Tripoli | Nov 13, 2006
GE and Hitachi have formed a joint venture to build a nuclear power plant in the U.S. It's the latest in a wave of major consolidations in the nuclear business, Steve Tripoli reports.

Is it <i>really</i> universal health insurance?

Helen Palmer | Nov 13, 2006
The health insurance industry's main lobby group today unveils a plan to provide access to health coverage for all Americans. Does it live up to its promise? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Trade deals in China

| Nov 13, 2006
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez is in China trying to even things out on the playground of trade. Hillary Wicai explains.

U.S. becoming a toxic dumping ground?

Sarah Gardner | Nov 13, 2006
Europe and Japan have banned an increasing number of chemicals used in everyday products. The U.S. hasn't followed suit, so those products are ending up on our store shelves. Sarah Gardner reports.

Celebrities in Africa

| Nov 13, 2006
A lot of celebs have been earning brownie points lately for good deeds in Africa. But is the publicity they create better for the impoverished countries &mdash; or for them? Suzanne Marmion reports.
Posted In: Canada, Entertainment

Luxury meets clean diesel technology

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 13, 2006
Mercedes-Benz is slated to roll out a luxury sedan that gets 35 mpg and doesn't pollute the air. Host Kai Ryssdal heads out to the parking lot with Los Angeles Times auto critic Dan Neil.

Sloan Sessions: Post-election market

Scott Jagow | Nov 13, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan look at the market reaction to the Democratic takeover of Congress.
Posted In: Wall Street

Microvending in Kenya

| Nov 13, 2006
Kitty Felde hits the streets of Nairobi with a new breed of entrepreneur that gives fresh meaning to the phrase less is more.
Posted In: Canada, Entrepreneurship

Health insurance for all?

Hilary Wicai | Nov 13, 2006
And you'll never believe who's proposing it: The main lobbying group representing the insurance industry has a plan to cover the uninsured. It could be a pre-emptive strike, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health