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Marketplace PM for August 23, 2007

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Panic is over but not the problem

The markets seem to have calmed down a bit from the initial mortgage meltdown shock, but has the worst passed? Kai Ryssdal talked with financial strategist Richard Bove to get some guidance.
Posted In: Housing, Wall Street

A change to mountaintop-mining rules?

The Bush Administration is preparing new rules to encourage what some say is a safer and more efficient type of above-ground mining -- mountaintop, or strip, mining. John Dimsdale reports environmentalists are worried.
Posted In: Washington

A pilot program on XM's schedule?

The FAA is planning to award a contract to overhaul the nation's air traffic control system. The list of bidders includes a company known more for music and talk shows than cockpit communications. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Travel

When prime real estate is a slum

The Indian government wants to turn its financial capital of Mumbai into a world-class city. But what will it do with a notorious slum, the largest in Asia, and the people who live there? Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Housing

A big gain for weight-loss surgery

People desperate to lose weight may think more seriously about going under the knife based on the findings of two new studies. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Time for a refill on pharmacists

There's a growing shortage of people trained to make sure we get the right medicines in our prescription bottles. Colleges in Tennessee have stepped up, but Blake Farmer reports that's fueling worries over another shortage.
Posted In: Health

Driving toward larger market share

Earlier this month the Alamo and National rental car brands were sold to the number one company in the industry -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Enterprise is changing. Kai Ryssdal talked with its man in the driver's seat, Andrew Taylor.
Posted In: Auto, Travel