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Marketplace for Friday, July 12, 2013

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As the week wraps up, Congress seems to be stymied again by its own inaction. Was this week a waste of taxpayer dollars? Or a savings? We analyze why Wall Street continues to be in such a happy mood. And when it comes to health care, 10-minute physicals and keeping track of reimbursements don't just make patients mad, they drive doctors crazy too. So across the country, thousands of doctors are ditching insurance and taking a hint from luxury hotels.

Wall Street movie looks at life as the bull

For the past 23 years, there's been one up-close observer of Wall Street. A new short film offers perspective from the point-of-view of The Charging Bull of Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

A week of ups and downs for Greece

This week, Greece got mixed signals from the International Monetary Fund -- and the coming week looks equally murky.
Posted In: Greece

If an empty 787 Dreamliner catches fire, does Boeing stock get pounded?

An Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner was sitting empty on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in London, minding its own business, when it caught fire.
Posted In: Boeing, 787, Dreamliner, airline safety, Dreamliner 787

JPMorgan's profits foretell good economic fortunes

JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo reported higher profits, after a quarter in which interest rates rose sharply.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Earnings

More doctors offer concierge care

Ten-minute physicals and keeping track of reimbursements don't just make patients mad, they drive doctors crazy too. Across the country, thousands of doctors are ditching insurance and providing "concierge care."
Posted In: concierge, doctors

Deadly virus among piglets puts hog farmers on alert

The virus is deadly for piglets less than a week old. Suspected to come from China, it does not affect humans.
Posted In: pigs, virus, farming, farm

Do-nothing Congress: What does it cost us?

Congress returns from its Independence Day recess and fails to reach any compromise on the farm bill, student loans and immigration.
Posted In: Congress, US Congress, Obama congress

A whole new meaning to the term 'sexting'

A new survey finds that one in 10 American adults admits to using a smartphone during sex. And among 18-34-year-olds, it's one in five.
Posted In: smartphones

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Sunday (Instrumental)
9th Wonder
Black Balloons
Local Natives
Dig A Little Deeper (Album Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Let's Call It Off (Single Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Vase
Miike Snow