Marketplace PM for April 18, 2007

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Dems increase interest in student loan changes

Key Democratic congressional leaders are demanding that the Department of Education make immediate changes to the federal student loan program. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Washington

Ponying up more for Clear Channel

At the last minute, two private equity firms have upped their offer for Clear Channel Communications. Will the higher amount satisfy the media giant's shareholders? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Medicare drug bill stalls

A bill to allow Medicare to negotiate cheaper drug prices failed in the Senate today, as Democrats couldn't muster enough votes to break a Republican filibuster. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

U.S. needs a prescription for gun control

When a seriously depressed person requires an antidepressant, he needs a doctor's permission. If a person wants to buy a gun, he needs only two forms of ID. Commentator Robert Reich has some thoughts about that.
Posted In: Crime, Health

When there's less white on the Green Mountain State

Vermont has long relied on winter tourism to bolster its economy. But with less snow and warmer weather this past season, businesses are considering other options. Jane Lindholm reports.

Last-minute online filers tax servers

Tax filers using Turbo Tax and other software flooded computer servers Tuesday night, causing some customers to miss the midnight deadline. Our John Dimsdale shares the details with host Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington

Drought, debt claim India's farmers

Monsoons provide critical moisture for India's farms. But they've become less and less reliable. And that's driving some farmers to take desperate measures. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

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