Marketplace AM for April 3, 2007

Episode Description 

More type O to go around

Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery that could help alleviate blood bank shortages and take a lot of pressure off type O blood donors. They've found a way to change type A, B and AB blood into universal type O.
Posted In: Health

Pet food scare spreads to humans

There's been no confirmation that the tainted wheat gluten found in Del Monte's pet food caused any cats or dogs to die — or that it's even a risk to humans. But that hasn't stopped some people from worrying.
Posted In: Health

Pfizer inherits $35 million fine

The drug company has agreed to pay $34.7 million to settle an investigation into improper promotion of Genotropin, even though it took place before Pfizer bought the company that made the growth hormone.
Posted In: Health

Europe goes after Apple

A day after Apple and EMI announced a deal to provide music downloads minus copy protection, Apple's been accused of breaking E.U. competition law for selling music at different prices in different countries.
Posted In: Canada, Science

Subprime's domino effect

A new report predicts the housing market will suffer greater fallout yet from the collapse of the subprime mortgage market. UCLA's Anderson Forecast says some non-subprime mortgages now appear unstable.
Posted In: Housing

University presidents, take notes

Physics professor Lawrence Krauss lectures that universities aren't really businesses, and that university presidents who act as high-powered CEOs and run them like they are risk faculty revolts.

Student loan kickbacks get kicked back

Eight universities will reimburse students over $3 million to settle charges that they accepted kickbacks to steer them toward "preferred lenders." Citibank is paying up too, but many other schools and lenders are still under investigation.
Posted In: Crime

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