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Features by Tamara Keith

'Sorry' can avoid high malpractice costs

Malpractice has been a heady issue for Congress as the debate continues on how to control health care costs. Tamara Keith explores a new approach some doctors and hospitals are employing to reign in spending.
Posted In: Health

Opposition looms over consumer plan

A House committee is expected to debate and likely vote on a bill that would create a consumer watchdog agency for financial products. But there is opposition. Tamara Keith reports.

EOB forms have some explaining to do

If there's one complaint common to people lucky enough to have health insurance, it's the explanation of benefits form that you get after visits to the doctor. As Tamara Keith reports, it needs a whole lot of explaining itself.
Posted In: Health

Lawmakers seek to push credit reform

When Congress passed credit-card reform earlier this year, banks said they needed time to prepare for the changes. But some think they should start following the rules sooner. Tamara Keith reports.

Exploring a state-run health care plan

Democrats and Republicans continue to search for a common ground on the health-care debate. The latest idea: a state-run public health plan. What would that entail? Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Health

Report: Officials fibbed on banks' health

An audit released by the watchdog overseeing the bank-bailout program says officials from the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve misled the public about the health of some banks. Tamara Keith reports.

G-20 leaders push for bank regulations

On the second day of the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, leaders are pushing for new bank regulations in the next three years. The rules still need to be written, but leaders have agreed on broad principles. Bill Radke talks to Tamara Keith.

Citi looking to scale back on branches

Citigroup may be planning to scale back its retail branches. With just about 1,000 right now, the bank is reportedly planning to focus on the six major cities where it has the strongest presence. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Investing

No full TARP return to taxpayers

TARP special inspector general Neil Barofsky's testimony to the Treasury Department says taxpayers aren't likely to see a full return on their bailout investment. He's also advocating for more Treasury transparency. Tamara Keith reports.

U.S. will take on climate change

At the U.N.'s climate change summit today, President Obama declared that the U.S. is a serious partner in combating global warming. Bill Radke explores the president's message to world leaders with Marketplace's Tamara Keith.

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