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Marketplace for Monday, August 10, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, August 10, 2009

Companies rethinking the supply chain

As shipping costs and pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions rise, companies are looking for ways to make their supply chains shorter and save money. Kai Ryssdal talks to Craig Carter of the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
Posted In: Retail

Aluminum price heavy on light demand

Demand for aluminum to build airplanes and cars is down and supplies are up. But the price of aluminum has been climbing -- from a low of 60 cents a pound a few months ago to about 90 cents today. Joel Rose reports.

U.S. deal could damage UBS appeal

The U.S. government is close to a settlement with the Swiss bank UBS about releasing American clients' info. But privacy is a core value of UBS and the move could have a dramatic effect on Swiss banking culture. Alisa Roth reports.

Debts mounting on Fed balance sheet

A Fed committee meets tomorrow to decide whether to change short-term interest rates. But analysts are more concerned about the debts the Fed has been buying -- and it's set to take on more. Steve Henn reports.

Health care as seen from the other side

Ever wonder what those people behind the doctor's office counter actually do? Tamara Keith takes a closer look at the inner workings of a typical medical practice in our first installment of "The Cure: Remaking Health Care in America (TM)."

Why Clinton is visiting Angola now

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be tying up her trip to Africa with a stop over in Angola, which hasn't peaked on our radar since the end of its decades-long civil war. Kai Ryssdal talks to The Eurasia Group's Jonas Horner.

Cement giant chips away at debt

Mexican cement maker Cemex went from operating one small plant to becoming a multinational success story. But huge growth came at a high price, and the company is now trying to refinance $15 billion of debt. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Mexico

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