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Marketplace PM for January 2, 2007

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A 'perfect landing' for the economy?

The Federal Reserve's efforts to steer the nation clear of inflation without crashing other parts of the economy might be working even better than imagined. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street, Washington

Looking for a cure to high drug prices

An infectious-disease doctor from London says he's developed a new way of making a drug to treat Hepatitis C that could slash the cost of new therapies. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Winter storm buries ranchers

In parts of the Great Plains, ranchers are scrambling to save livestock from yet another blizzard. Kai Ryssdal talked with Colorado cattle rancher John Stulp as he was out trying to help his herd.

Pemex faces change or drying up

For the past 68 years, every drop of oil in Mexico has been controlled by Pemex, the national petroleum monopoly. But Pemex is deep in the red, and and it's running out of its most basic product. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Time to get organized? Not so fast

Neatness might not be so virtuous — or profitable — after all. David Freedman talks about his new book on the topic, "A Perfect Mess," with host Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Gas-price conspiracy? You bet!

Commentator and consumer advocate Jamie Court says there IS evidence that oil companies intentionally influence gas-price fluctuations.
Posted In: Economy

Selling senior fitness

Retirees are staying active well into their golden years. And a new crop of health clubs is catering to seniors who want to stay that way. Cash Peters has the skinny.