Marketplace PM for April 26, 2005
The dust is still clearing from last week's announcement that the New York Stock Exchange will become a public company. The same thing happened at the London Stock Exchange several years ago. As Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports, the NYSE might want to take heed.
The Census Bureau revised its arithmetic and more Americans might have health insurance than we thought. Not because of a sudden economic upswing, but because of how numbers are counted. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
As fewer young Americans grow up on farms, older farmers want to keep their farms intact. Twenty states have begun addressing the issue by creating programs that match older farmers with younger farmers who are looking for land and perhaps a mentor. South Dakota Public Radio's Curt Nickisch reports on one such relationship.
Despite weakening popular support for President Bush's social security plan, the administration is still plugging away. Commentator David Kennedy weighs in.
More details about Kenneth Langone's competing bid to buy out the New York Stock Exchange have emerged. Funny thing is, it's not that different from the deal the NYSE announced last week. Host David Brown speaks with <i>Business Week's?</i> Michael Mandel about the competing bids.