Marketplace PM for January 22, 2007

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Domestic violins

There's no quiet at Sandra Tsing Loh's house these days. The humorist and commentator reveals what happens when she takes up the fiddle.

Cracks in foundations

Duke University professor Joel Fleishman says that despite their good intentions most foundations have plenty of problems. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book on the subject.
Posted In: Books, Investing

Studying abroad, saving money

American students shopping for a university are finding they can earn a first-class degree in the U.K. for tens of thousands of dollars less than at top American schools. Don Macgillivray reports.

Generics are a bitter pill for Pfizer

The world's biggest drugmaker says it will lay off 10,000 jobs — about 10% of its workforce — due to threats to its sales from generic drugs. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Could tax break be a healthcare benefit?

In his State of the Union Address, President Bush will propose making healthcare coverage more affordable by changing the way health benefits are taxed. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

A briefer, more general State of the Union

If White House leaks are to be believed, President Bush's speech tomorrow night won't be your average State of the Union Address. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about what to expect.
Posted In: Washington

Mass. health plan getting second opinions

Last October the Bay State started signing up its low-income uninsured for a universal health coverage plan. But Helen Palmer reports that some cracks in that plan are starting to show.
Posted In: Health

A rescue from the send button

For businesses, e-mails gone wrong can be a matter of corporate life and death. Alex Goldmark tells us about one possible solution — self-destructing communications.
Posted In: Crime