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Health rationing

Feb 7, 2006
Soaring costs mean that the financial health of Medicare is deteriorating quickly. Commentator and health policy expert Jonathan Weiner says major surgery may be in order.
Posted In: Health

Superbowl ads

Feb 6, 2006
We probably don't have to tell you there was a football game last night. Some people actually watched the play, but then there were those of us who were more interested in the ads, such as Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith.
Posted In: Sports

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Poorest Generation?

Feb 4, 2006
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, a new book says twenty and thirty-somethings are financially worse off than their parents. Chris isn't buying it.

Before You're Six Feet Under

Feb 4, 2006
More than half of all Americans don't have a basic will. But dying without an estate plan could create a financial and emotional hassle for your loved ones. Joining Kai to discuss estate planning is Elizabeth Arnold, the author of the new book, <em>Creating the Good Will.</em>
Posted In: Retirement

Living Kid Free

Feb 4, 2006
There's a new American dream. The picket fence is still there. So is the hope of a nice career. But, you might not find the 2.5 kids playing in the backyard. Alex Cohen reports.

Harm or Heal?

Feb 4, 2006
Health Saving Accounts -- the new trend in health care -- are supposed to help you sock away money for when you get sick. But do they really work? You might want to know because President Bush is looking to push these programs. <em>Marketplace's</em> Hillary Wicai reports.

"Day in the Work Life": Pool Player

Feb 3, 2006
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we look at the all angles with a pool player.
Posted In: Jobs

Why so many movie flops?

Feb 3, 2006
Seen any good movies lately? There have been a lot of flops again in the past year, including the new version of "The Producers." Tess Vigeland speaks to author James Parish, who's written a history of the Hollywood flop.

Race-based drugs

Feb 3, 2006
Reporter Heidi Pickman looks at the new practice of race-based drug marketing.
Posted In: Health

The return of silicone breast implants

Feb 3, 2006
As the FDA moves forward with plans to approve the return of silicone breast implants, a new report out today contends the FDA is bowing to business over science. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Health

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