Marketplace PM for January 10, 2007

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Against Big Pharma, Dems act wimpy

Robert Reich says a Democratic plan to let the federal government negotiate with drug companies for lower Medicare prescription costs doesn't go far enough.
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Some Brits freaked by frankenbunnies

The debate on creating human/animal hybrid clones continues in Britain, with researchers insisting a ban will put the country behind in stem cell advances. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Science
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How to pay for Iraq jobs proposal?

The President is expected to propose a reconstruction package with more focus on employing Iraqis. John Dimsdale reports that there may not be enough in the budget.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs
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Globally, U.S. housing market hits home

What happens in the U.S. housing market could have a global effect, according to a United Nations report. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Economy, Housing
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Work and family high on Dems' agenda

Congressional Democrats have a lot on their list that might be of interest to working families. Hillary Wicai talks to Kai Ryssdal from Washington.
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Oil-drilling leases to get further scrutiny

The Bush administration has raised the cost for leases that allow oil and natural gas companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. But critics say loopholes in the leases could still cost the U.S. billions. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy
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Drilling into Big Oil for renewable energy funds

House Democrats hope to divert billions of dollars into a renewable energy fund by rolling back subsidies for oil companies. Sam Eaton reports.
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Chargers to Patriots: No tickets for you

The San Diego Chargers have banned ticket sales outside of Southern California for Sunday's NFL playoff game. It's not against the rules, as Sean Cole reports from Boston.
Posted In: Sports

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