Marketplace AM for September 27, 2007

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A financial lesson from Yale

The turbulent economy has nothing on Yale. This past fiscal year, the institution's endowment grew 28 percent. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Education

Tamper-proof prescriptions held up

October 1st was supposed to be the day doctors had to start using tamper-proof paper for Medicaid prescriptions, but Congress gave them a reprieve. John Dimsdale explains why.
Posted In: Health

Investors out, students in

Investors want out of the $25 billion deal with Sallie Mae. So the money is going to be redirected -- to the students. Marketplace's Renita Jablonski has details.
Posted In: Education

Wal-Mart will cash your checks, too

With so many people too poor of credit to have a bank account, high-fee check-cashing services are a lucrative business. And Mhari Saito reports that Wal-Mart also wants a piece of that action.

Boeing's 787 makes clean sweep

British Airways has made it's biggest aircraft order in nearly a decade, including two dozen Boeing 787 Dreamliners with an option for 18 more. Stephen Beard reports that Boeing got the better end of the deal.
Posted In: Travel

Not all CDs are created equal

The rates on savings certificates of deposits may be dropping, but some banks will still offer a rate higher than average. Jill Barshay has more.
Posted In: Investing

A click away from world domination?

Privacy advocates are seeing red flags around the proposed Google-DoubleClick merger. It would have more personal information than any company in the world -- not to mention it's an advertiser. Steve Henn reports.

Carbon tax versus cap-and-trade

Democratic Congressman John Dingell is proposing ideas to combat climate change today, including a gasoline tax and a surcharge for using fossil fuels. Dan Grech reports some don't find the idea innovative enough.

Guatemala has big money problem

If you're irked by American vendors who never seem to be able to break that $20 from the ATM, be thankful you're not in Guatemala. Brett Neely found out that some tourists find it nearly impossible to break the huge bills ATMs spit out over there.
Posted In: Economy, Travel

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