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Wal-Mart rolling back drug prices

Helen Palmer | Sep 21, 2006
Retail giant Wal-Mart plans to begin selling almost 300 generic prescription drugs for only $4 for a month's supply — up to 70% savings on some. It will test the program in Florida. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Amaranth loses big

Amy Scott | Sep 21, 2006
Connecticut-based hedge fund Amaranth Advisors this week reported losses of almost $6 billion over the past month after it placed a multi-billion dollar bet on natural gas and lost. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy

Pension plan hit hard by hedge fund collapse

| Sep 21, 2006
San Diego County's government pension fund lost an estimated $45 million to Amaranth's bad investments. Andrew Phelps reports.

HP shares stumble as spying scandal grows

| Sep 21, 2006
Hewlett-Packard's stock price fell nearly 5% today as investors found out that the internal leak investigation might go all the way to the top. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Adam Lashinsky of Fortune magazine who's been following the story.

Big business at the Ryder Cup

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 21, 2006
This year's Ryder Cup at the K Club in Ireland is expected to turn a profit of about $20 million. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Ed Derse about the business side of the golf tournament.
Posted In: Sports

Baby à la benefits

| Sep 21, 2006
France is bucking Europe's trend of declining birthrates by providing benefits such as guaranteed parental leave and large childcare subsidies. Eleanor Beardsley has the story.
Posted In: Canada

Cash incentives for the poor

| Sep 21, 2006
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has suggested paying poor people for making good choices such as staying in school or seeing a doctor regularly. Newt Gingrich, who joins Marketplace as an occasional commentator, says it's an idea worth considering.

How low will oil go?

| Sep 21, 2006
Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economic correspondent Chris Farrell look at what's behind the current drop in oil prices — and whether the trend will continue.

Farmers market goes online

| Sep 21, 2006
One rural New Hampshire farmers market has put its produce up for sale on the Internet. Shoppers still have to pick up the goods in person, but the concept could be replicated in your community. Amy Quinton has the story.

Wal-Mart slashing drug prices

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 21, 2006
Mega-retailer Wal-Mart announced a new drug-pricing program this morning: It plans to sell generic drugs to employees and customers at drastically reduced prices, starting in Tampa, Florida. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

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