Marketplace for Monday, March 22, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, March 22, 2010

Will health reform help control costs?

RAND Health associate director Elizabeth McGlynn talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether health reform will lead to more cost-effective care, and whether there will be more transparency going forward.
Posted In: Health

PepsiCo eyes less salty snacks

Pepsico, the maker of Fritos, Cheetos and other snacks, says it's planning to cut the average sodium content of its products by 25% in the next five years. Alisa Roth reports the company will need to tread carefully.
Posted In: Food

Foreign firms shouldn't walk from China

As China becomes more assertive, it may be tougher for foreigners to do business. But commentator and American businessman Kent Kedl says foreign companies should deal with it.

Traders see trouble for U.K. pound

Worries about heavily indebted countries in the eurozone have hit confidence in the euro. But it's not the only currency in the crosshairs. Stephen Beard reports the British pound may be next.

How Juarez became murder city

Reporter Charles Bowden, author of "Murder City," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Mexican border town of Juarez became caught up in drug violence, and what responsibility the U.S. has to help.
Posted In: Books, Mexico

A mall where you can go to school

Many regional malls are dealing with record vacancies at the same time that high schools are dropping programs for troubled teens because of budget cuts. But the two problems could have a common solution. Caitlan Carroll explains.
Posted In: Education

How health industry helped pass reform

The stock prices of health care companies showed healthy gains, one day after the House passed historic health reform. Investors apparently think the legislation will be good for the health care industry. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Health

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