Marketplace AM for September 21, 2006

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How low will oil go?

Host Scott Jagow and Marketplace economic correspondent Chris Farrell look at what's behind the current drop in oil prices — and whether the trend will continue.

Farmers market goes online

One rural New Hampshire farmers market has put its produce up for sale on the Internet. Shoppers still have to pick up the goods in person, but the concept could be replicated in your community. Amy Quinton has the story.

Wal-Mart slashing drug prices

Mega-retailer Wal-Mart announced a new drug-pricing program this morning: It plans to sell generic drugs to employees and customers at drastically reduced prices, starting in Tampa, Florida. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

FDA warning on birth control patch

The Food and Drug Administration warned yesterday that the birth control patch comes with possible dangerous side effects. Helen Palmer looks at what the news is likely to do to sales.
Posted In: Health

California sues automakers

The Golden State is suing GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan over greenhouse gas emissions. Some cry politics, but the case could have legs, Sam Eaton reports.

McBreakfast all day

McDonald's has announced plans to reconfigure stores to allow breakfast items to be served all day in an effort to maximize some of the its most popular offerings. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

When will the Boomers retire?

A new report finds that 70 percent of the Baby Boomer age group plan to keep working right on past retirement age. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Chinese students get friendly with Paulson

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson met with students at one of China's top universities. They asked him about serious stuff, like bilateral relations, but several also got personal, reports Jocelyn Ford.
Posted In: Canada

Knighthood for sale

British police have arrested a third person in connection with a campaign finance scandal. Political parties allegedly have been selling knighthoods and other honors in return for donations. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

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