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Uninsured, cost-cutting hit HCA's profits

Diantha Parker | Oct 20, 2006
The Hospital Corporation of America reported a 14% drop in profits. It blamed increases in uninsured patients and the growth of outpatient care. Hospitals' revenue sources — such as hospital stays — are drying up. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Health

Panama considers wider, deeper appeal for canal

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 20, 2006
Panamanians vote Sunday on a government proposal to spend $5 billion on expanding the Panama Canal. The project would allow the newest and biggest ships. Kai Ryssdal talks about the plan with Carlos Barnes of Caterpiller — the bulldozer company.
Posted In: Canada

Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 20, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

House investigators fired

John Dimsdale | Oct 20, 2006
The House Appropriations Committee has shut down its team of investigators. They specialized in exposing fraudulent government spending. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Not what he dreamed of

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 20, 2006
Charles McPhee turned his curiousity about dreams into a personality seven years ago. He called himself the Dream Doctor and started hosting a call-in radio show. But back in May callers started asking about something else. Kai Ryssdal reports.
Posted In: Health

Real estate's booming in Berlin

Ethan Lindsey | Oct 20, 2006
Faced with a $77 billion debt, Berlin's leaders are selling off public assets and privatizing public housing. And that's attracting some unusual buyers. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Canada

Care at home

| Oct 20, 2006
Seniors face rising health care costs, but there's no place like home for lower medical bills. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Educating Rico: Audit or treat?

| Oct 20, 2006
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. In the week's episode, he confronts a taxpayer's worst nightmare . . . just in time for Halloween.
Posted In: Taxes

It's hockey season!

Scott Jagow | Oct 20, 2006
The lockout is history and fans are back, but hockey still has a lot of room to grow. Host Scott Jagow talks with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about efforts to grow the sport beyond its traditional fan base.
Posted In: Sports

Expanding the Panama Canal

Lisa Napoli | Oct 20, 2006
Host Lisa Napoli talks to journalist Lucy Conger about Panama's upcoming referendum on widening its famed canal to accommodate bigger cargo ships — and how it could impact U.S. trade.

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