Marketplace AM for October 26, 2006

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Missouri tries to cure its Medicaid mess

Last year, Missouri went from being one of the best states for insuring its citizens to one of the worst. So it's scrapping its Medicaid system and starting over, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health

<a href=>Engineering solutions to melting permafrost</a>

All across Alaska, global warming is taking a heavy toll. Bridges are washing out. Roads are buckling. And scientists say the worst is yet to come as engineers race to shore up infrastructure built on melting permafrost. Sam Eaton reports.

Billions for a border fence

President Bush prepares to sign a 700-mile fence between the U.S. and Mexico into law today. John Dimsdale looks at how much the barrier will cost &mdash; and where all that money is going to come from.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Storms pummel Mexico tourism

Tropical Storm Paul is expected to come ashore near Mazatlan today. It'll be the third major storm to batter Mexico's Pacific coast in almost two months. Dan Grech tallies the economic impact.
Posted In: Mexico

Rumors of a Chrysler sale

There's been rising speculation that Daimler-Chrysler is prepared sell its struggling Chrysler division, but there may be less to the rumors than meets the eye. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Lung cancer screenings worth it after all?

Promising results from a new study on lung cancer screening could be a boost for companies that make CT scanners. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health

OJ prices going up

A Florida orange shortage this year is expected to boost the cost of your morning juice. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

A little seat exchange history

This week in 1869, the New York Stock Exchange decided to let members sell their seats. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

Ford . . . made in China

Desperate to cut costs, struggling automaker Ford has announced it's going to almost double its purchase of China-made parts. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

SEC looking into mutual fund kickbacks

Securities regulators are investigating 27 investment advisory companies for allegedly misusing shareholder money. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

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