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Marketplace PM for January 4, 2007

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Market forces bring down oil prices

Oil prices have been dropping, thanks to some supply-and-demand at work. A goverment report shows U.S. petroleum inventories are fatter than expected. And winter in the Northeast has been milder than usual. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Canada

Wal-Mart dealing for the sun

Tomorrow marks one of the first major milestones in Wal-Mart's green makeover. Bids are due for a solar power project that could become the biggest in history. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

Hollywood's answer to burning ambitions

Movie studios are backing new technology that will let you copy downloaded movies onto a DVD — with one limitation. Janet Babin reports.

Spitzer joins calls for state health care

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he wants to guarantee access to health care for all of the state's uninsured children, and help reduce the number of uninsured overall. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Health

Pitchers are taking a mound of cash

Major League Baseball had a busy off-season, with players signed to some of the biggest deals ever. Business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about the players who got the most — pitchers.
Posted In: Sports

Piling on the costs to healthcare

We're all aware that being overweight can hurt your personal health, and your ego, too. But it also contributes to rising costs of health care. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

It won't be business as usual

Democrats took power in Congress today. Apart from Republicans, probably nobody has been dreading the day more than business interests. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes to come.
Posted In: Washington

Congress needs a nanny

Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says that, despite all their promises to clean up Washington, Democrats still value power over principle too.
Posted In: Washington