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US Air, cleared for takeoff

| Sep 27, 2005
US Airways emerges from bankruptcy-court protection today and will to merge with America West. Rachel Dornhelm looks at what this could mean for fliers and other airlines.

Make health care easy

| Sep 27, 2005
2 out of 3 workers prefer having employers give them a list of health plans to choose from rather than have money placed in a special account to buy insurance on their own, according to a new study. Helen Palmer reports.

Dutch big brother

| Sep 27, 2005
Beginning in 2007, all babies born in the Netherlands will be assigned a unique number that will be used to catalogue personal information. Ethan Lindsey reports that some fear a more ominous use.

South American oil

| Sep 27, 2005
Delegates from 12 South American nations met this week to discuss "PetroAmerica," a possible energy alliance. Brian Ellsworth reports from Venezuela.

Bush thinks energy, post-Rita

| Sep 26, 2005
President Bush said a lot of things about energy this morning: He repeated his willingness to tap into the strategic petroleum reserve. Nuclear is back on the table. But mostly, he talked oil.

Didn't we just have an energy bill?

| Sep 26, 2005
Congress spent the last four and half years working on an energy bill, which the president finally signed in August. But the one-two Katrina-Rita punch has Washington dealing with many of the same issues. Hillary Wicai reports.

Average homeprice up to $220,000

| Sep 26, 2005
August was a hot month for the housing market: existing home sales rose 2%. Prices shot up more then 15% percent from a year ago, the biggest rise in 26 years. Why, with interest rates rising? Ashley Milne-Tyte has an answer.

SEC chair recuses himself from Frist investigation

| Sep 26, 2005
Christopher Cox will not participate in the SEC investigation into Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, who is in the regulatory spotlight over a stock sale made by his blind trust. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Deborah Solomon.

Medicare's new drug benefit

| Sep 26, 2005
It'll be a bit different from the old-fashioned, government-run Medicare. The Feds will be helping seniors buy private insurance to cover their medications. Scott Tong reports on the marketing blitz.

Taking DVD piracy very seriously

| Sep 26, 2005
A couple of Americans in Shanghai were arrested for selling pirated DVDs over the Internet. They went to jail — in China. The case has some lessons. Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford reports.

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