Marketplace AM for April 12, 2006

Episode Description 

A model health care plan

Commentator Robert Reich argues that Massachusetts' plan requiring people who can afford health insurance to buy it is no different than requiring drivers to carry auto insurance.

Women are day laborers, too

When we think of day laborers we usually think of men. But Alisa Roth reports on a corner in Brooklyn where the job seekers are women.

Massachusetts governor set to sign health plan

Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to sign a bill into law today providing nearly all Massachusetts residents with health insurance. But as Helen Palmer reports, not everyone is happy.
Posted In: Health

A bizarre tale of insider trading

What do you get when you mix a retired Croatian seamstress, an exotic dancer in New York and employees at a Wisconsin printing press? A complicated story about insider trading. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing

India courts Congress

US congressional representatives are in India today to meet with officials about President Bush's proposal to formally acknowledge India's nuclear program. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Washington

The ups and downs of commodities

With commodity prices hitting record highs, Ashley Milne-Tyte offers a primer on how past commodity runs have played out.
Posted In: Investing

Nasdaq buys 15% stake in LSE

Two weeks after dropping efforts to acquire the London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ announced it was purchasing nearly 15% of the LSE for $782 million. Cheryl Glaser reports.

Golden State looks to cap greenhouse gases

California's governor and legislature have agreed that the best way to curb greenhouse gas emissions is through a government-regulated cap and trade scheme. Sam Eaton reports on how businesses are lining up for the debate.

Trade deficit blues

Government figures on the nation's trade gap are due out today. As John Dimsdale reports, the report is likely have some good news and bad news.

Passover bread market goes online

Traditional avoidance of leavened bread during Passover has prompted some Jewish families to sell their unwanted baked goods on eBay. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

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