Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rules on health care. We speak to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on how the decision will change the course of the country -- one way or another. Thirty million uninsured Americans have a stake in the ruling, and so do all 50 states. And in tonight's NBA draft, potential draftees have been learning how to present themselves in the business world to help their chances.
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Dry weather in U.S. causing fires, hurting farms

Tens of thousands of people have evacuated from the Colorado Springs area because of a raging wildfire that's threatening homes. Those fires make for some dramatic images, but the real drama for many of us will come from the effect dry weather is having on farms.
Posted In: farming, Heat, drought
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The future of robotics

Researchers in Japan have developed a robot that's function is to beat humans at "Rock, Paper, Scissors." It does so every single time.
Posted In: robots
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American people like some parts of the health care law

The healthcare law itself may be unpopular but parts of it are quite attractive to the American people, according to Gallup research.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act
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Supreme Court upholds core of Obama health care law

After much deliberation and anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the Affordable Care Act and the universal mandate, and has determined it is constitutional under Congress' authority to tax.
Posted In: Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act
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European crisis like a 'trainwreck in slow motion'

European leaders are gathering today for yet another summit to save the euro. Economist Diane Swonk says everyone is hoping Europe doesn't derail from the track onto recovery.
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PODCAST: SCOTUS makes a decision

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on health care. We speak to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on how the decision will change the course of the country -- one way or another. Thirty million uninsured Americans have a stake in the ruling, and so do all 50 states. And in tonight's NBA draft, potential draftees have been learning how to present themselves in the business world to help their chances.
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Looking deeper at SCOTUS health care decision

In a 5-4 decision -- the way the U.S. Supreme Court likes to roll out all big-time decisions lately -- the Court has upheld president Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The key vote in favor came from Chief Justice John Roberts. The U.S. economy that's been preparing to implement this huge law can carry on -- basically.
Posted In: health care, scotus
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Health economist: Health law still a work in progress

Professor Uwe Reinhardt on what needs to happen next and how the health insurance mandate is working out in the state of Massachusetts.
Posted In: health care, health care reform law, Massachusetts
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Daschle: Supreme Court will 'make history' with health care ruling

The former Senate majority leader says the Affordable Care Act is not the first federally mandated program, but got a bad wrap after getting tied up in politics.
Posted In: Tom Daschle, health care reform law, Supreme Court
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States await health care decision

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, states are waiting to see if their gambles about whether the law would be overturned will pay off.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, health care reform law
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Life after bankruptcy for Vallejo, Calif.

As the city of Stockton, Calif., considers declaring bankruptcy, a nearby town proves that there is life after going bankrupt.
Posted In: vallejo, bankruptcy
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NBA prospects hone business skills alongside jumpshots

The NBA draft is tonight. For team managers, choosing a player isn't just about the stats -- interview skills and personality count. So potential draftees have been learning how to present themselves in the business world to help their chances.
Posted In: NBA, draft, Sports
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How Americans feel about their health care

Ahead of today's health care ruling, we check in with Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport about how Americans feel about their health care, especially compared to the rest of the world.
Posted In: health care
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How Europeans view the U.S. health care debate

The problems that got us today's health care Supreme Court decision -- rising health care costs, the pull between personal liberty and the social safety net -- are familiar around the world, even if the solutions have been very different.
Posted In: health care, Britain

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