Marketplace for Monday, June 15, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, June 15, 2009

Foreign investors wary over U.S. deficit

Foreign investment in U.S. debt is on the decline. Bob Moon reports why this is a sign that the U.S. must control its growing deficit.

N.Y. firm feels safe in Iraqi securities

A New York firm is teaming up with an Iraqi brokerage to sell Iraqi securities for the first time since the 2003 invasion. Jeremy Hobson reports.

How Vans got off on the right foot

Vans has long been the footwear of choice for skateboarders, but it didn't start that way. Kai Ryssdal visits the company's Southern California headquarters and talks with author Doug Palladini about how the shoes caught on.
Posted In: Books, Retail

Idled ships wait out economic trough

People who live alongside a hidden stretch of river in southwest England are getting used to some new landmarks. Their quiet backwater has become a parking garage for anchored cargo ships. Stephen Beard reports.

How to conquer health care challenges

Health care economist Glenn Melnick talks with Kai Ryssdal about challenges to reforming the health care system, how to get it done, and the costs of making changes.
Posted In: Health

AMA gives Obama plan bad diagnosis

President Obama is on a health care reform campaign and wants to cut costs. But the American Medical Association wants a second opinion on his proposed plan. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Health

Has financial reform moment passed?

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House adviser Larry Summers have laid out plans for a financial overhaul, but some worry the moment has passed. Amy Scott reports.

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03' Bonnie & Clyde (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Beyoncé Knowles] [Explicit]
Jay-Z