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Charge it to my health care card

Jan 26, 2007
Financial service companies want to provide specific credit cards for patients to pay off their health care bills. That plan has sickened consumer advocates. Kai speaks with Harvard professor Regina Herzlinger.

Has the housing market hit bottom?

Jan 26, 2007
New-home sales were up in December, according to the Commerce Department. But 2006 was a year the home-building business would rather forget. Sales suffered the biggest drop since 1989. What's next?
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Educating Rico: Breaking the law

Jan 26, 2007
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. In this week's episode, he takes the law into his own hands. Copyright law, that is.

Buzzword: Superbowl indicator

Jan 26, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Superbowl Indicator." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Straight Story: Taxing time

Jan 26, 2007
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, it is the season for W-2s. Chris wishes for a season of tax reform.
Posted In: Taxes

Day in the Work Life: London is calling

Jan 26, 2007
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life, 'our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we map out a tale with a tour guide.
Posted In: Jobs

History of business presents . . .

Jan 26, 2007
Acclaimed director and master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock released his first film 80 years ago this week. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
Posted In: Entertainment

Wheels fall off at Ford

Jan 25, 2007
Ford Motor Company announced it lost $12.7-billion in 2006, which was not only its worst-ever annual performance but the worst for a Detroit automaker. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Auto

Skycaps sue American over drop in tips

Jan 25, 2007
Boston's Skycaps have filed a class-action lawsuit against American Airlines, claiming tips have tanked since the airline started charging $2 for each bag checked curbside. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Conversations From the Corner Office: Bill Marriott

Jan 25, 2007
The head of Marriott International Inc. talks to Kai Ryssdal about why running the world's largest lodging company isn't so different from operating a nine-stool root beer stand.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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