Marketplace PM for December 5, 2005

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Blowing the whistle on Mentor

Silicone breast implants are stirring up controversy again. An ex-employee of implant maker Mentor claims the company misrepresented safety data and chose not to fix a problem with their implants. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

China's Airbus alliance

Today, Airbus won a big order from the Chinese government... And the company may start building aircraft in China, too. Eleanor Beardsley has the European reaction to the news.

Bailing out flood victims

This morning the Federal Housing Administration said it will pay the mortgages of some Hurricane Katrina victims for a year... but there are a few conditions. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech has more.

Investing in India

There's a lot of investment action in India these days, especially among computer giants like Intel and Microsoft. Miranda Kennedy has more from New Delhi.

Why cutting capital taxes is a good idea

The House was back at work today after its Thanksgiving break, and lawmakers are digging right back into the thorny question of tax breaks. Economist and commentator Glenn Hubbard has some advice for them.

Taking stock of the NYSE

Tomorrow, seat-holders at the New York Stock Exchange vote on whether to approve the Exchange's merger with electronic trading firm Archipelago. Bob Moon tells host Kai Ryssdal why they're likely to vote yes.
Posted In: Wall Street

Faith-based insurance

With millions of Americans lacking health insurance, more are turning to alternatives -- including, for some, Christian health cooperatives. But as Hillary Wicai reports, not everyone's thrilled with this leap of faith.
Posted In: Health

A fresh start for San Diego?

Jerry Sanders was sworn in as San Diego's mayor today. He's the third person to have that job this year, because 2005 has not been kind to the city. As Adam Lashinsky explains, Mr. Sanders has a tough task ahead of him.

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