Marketplace for Monday, August 24, 2009

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Will doctors' white coats get the hook?

When picturing a doctor, one usually conjures up an image of a person wearing a white lab coat. But the need for doctors' traditional work attire is being looked at more critically. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health

Economists take the fun out of TV

Commentator Susan Lee says don't ever watch television with an economist. They ruin anything fun, even sitcoms like "Two and a Half Men."
Posted In: Entertainment

The rich hurt too when portfolios crash

How people think of themselves is often shaped by how much they have. But do big losses make a difference for those who still have a lot? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how even the identities of the very wealthy take a beating when their portfolios tank.
Posted In: Investing

Better medical diagnoses, lower costs

There's no shortage nowadays of ideas for how to bring down the high cost of medical care. Dr. Lisa Sanders says we ought to be looking more at the point where patients first enter the medical system. She talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Health

Social Security payments to be frozen

Senior citizens and others who count on income from Social Security most likely won't get a cost-of-living adjustment in 2010 because the recession has put the brakes on inflation. But for many, the cost of living is still going up. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Oil industry report targets climate bill

The oil industry's campaign against climate legislation in Congress is heating up. The American Petroleum Institute lobbying group has put out a study of the climate bill's cost to U.S. refiners and, perhaps, consumers. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

Advertisers back away from talk shows

While talk show host Glenn Beck was on vacation, a lot of his advertisers left him due to his comment that President Obama is a racist. Advertisers are distancing their products from other cable news talk shows as well. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Does P&G deal mark a sea change?

Procter & Gamble's $3 billion sale of its prescription drug operation to Warner Chilcott shows lenders are willing to get involved in big deals again. Are more such deals to come? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Health

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