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A heavyweight insurance decision

Nov 4, 2004
The federal Medicare program is considering whether to expand its coverage of obesity treatments to weight-loss surgery. Will a decision by the government ripple across the insurance industry? From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.

Arafat, and what's next in the Middle East

Nov 4, 2004
There are reports that Yasser Arafat's condition is worsening. Now, the Palestinian Authority must prepare for a future without him. Marketplace host David Brown speaks with Glenn Robinson of the Naval Postgraduate School about economic effects that may come from a change in leadership.

Hoop Dreams!

Nov 4, 2004
The political season may be over, but the professional basketball season has just begun. Ticket sales are the highest they've been in years, and the NBA has product deals in over 200 two countries. Host David Brown talks with business of sports analyst Diana Nyad about the big bucks in b-ball.

Another NBA season is underway

Nov 4, 2004
The NBA has just launched a new season. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace business of sports analyst David Carter about some of the league's prospects for making money in the months ahead.

An economic boom in Jordan

Nov 4, 2004
Folks in Jordan may have trouble imagining there's a war just outside their border. Those who could afford to leave Iraq are pumping big bucks into the Jordanian economy. Marketplace's Adam Davidson reports.

The Right Stuff!

Nov 3, 2004
Conservative groups were successful in turning out voters for the President. Marketplace host David Brown speaks with Economist editor Adrian Wooldridge about the people that make up Bush's base.

A moral imperative ...

Nov 3, 2004
Looking back at the Democrats' rhetoric in this presidential election, commentator Robert Reich declares policy without moral conviction just doesn't inspire American voters.

Time Warner worries

Nov 3, 2004
A day after America Online announced 700 job cuts, Time Warner reported its third quarter earnings were down almost 8 percent. The media conglomerate is also setting aside a $500 million legal reserve to pay for continuing regulatory investigations. Hillary Wicai looks into Time Warner's troubles.

Art fever

Nov 3, 2004
This week in New York City, major works of impressionist, modern and contemporary art are on the auction block. Sales are expected to be huge, as more and more collectors enter the market. Ashley Milne-Tyte gets a sense of what's fueling the art auction fever.

Exit polls

Nov 3, 2004
After exit poll failures in 2000 and 2002, two veteran outfits collaborated as the National Election Pool, but results were still inaccurate this year. Early exit polls indicated John Kerry would fare much better than he did when the actual votes were counted. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli looks into what's gone wrong in the exit poll business.

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