Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pharmacists do more for health care

With a projected shortage of primary care doctors, pharmacists are becoming more involved with patients. Walgreens has even begun training their pharmacists to become "health care coaches." Kerry Grens reports.
Posted In: Health

Chinese rescuers question dam safety

Rescuers in China are patching up a major hydroelectric dam damaged after the recent earthquake. Some Chinese geologists are wondering if the dam was built to high enough safety standards. Scott Tong reports.

PA looks at loosening beer law

Pennsylvania has some of the strictest liquor laws in the U.S., with beer only available in whole cases at wholesalers or in bars and restaurants. But new proposals might loosen restrictions on beer sales. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Food

Over 900,000 foreclosures in 1Q

RealtyTrac reports over 900,000 homes went into foreclosure in the first quarter of 2010, with Nevada, California and Florida leading the way. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets more stats from Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Housing

Exploring the ruins of the U.S.

Usually when people think ruins the mind teems with images of decaying ancient cities all over the world. But the U.S. has plenty of its own ruins to discover. Bill Radke talks to Nick Yablon, American Studies professor at the University of Iowa.
Posted In: Books

Maine closes last U.S. sardine cannery

Maine claims to have been the Sardine Capital of the World. But with Bumble Bee Foods closing the state's last sardine canning facility, the industry won't only disappear in Maine, but in the U.S. as well. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Food, Jobs

Icelandic volcano grounds U.K. flights

A huge cloud of ash from a volcano eruption in Iceland has grounded hundreds of flights across the U.K. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about why volcanic ash makes it difficult to fly.
Posted In: Airlines