Marketplace PM for January 5, 2006

Episode Description 

Fair share healthcare

Lawmakers in some thirty states want Wal-Mart and other large corporations to start spending more on employee health coverage. As Hillary Wicai reports, Labor is backing the legislative drive.

Safety Deficit Disorder

The FDA is investigating the safety of drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. As prescriptions have grown, so have reports of heart problems. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health

Stern sees some Sirius money

Starting next week, Howard Stern is getting nearly 35 million shares of Sirius Satellite Radio, the new home of his irreverent talk show. Bob Moon finds out why.

Gadgets, schmadgets

The biggest and brightest new toys will be on display when the Consumer Electronics Show starts in Las Vegas today. But commentator Andreas Kluth thinks that the deals vendors are shilling are a raw deal for consumers.

Canada's overcrowded waiting room

Many Americans envy Canada's public health care system, where government pays for your essential medical needs. But Canadians often find they have free access... to a long wait. As Steve McNally reports, Canada may have to move closer to the American model.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Football firing squads

Marketplace host Tess Vigeland talks with our Business of Sports commentator Diana Nyad and gets her take on the recent spate of coach firings in the NFL.
Posted In: Sports

Podcasting for fun... and profit

Almost everyone these days has a podcast. Moms, truck drivers, and even we here at Marketplace are creating the ubiquitous audio downloads. So how did one man turn his into cold, hard cash? Rebecca Williams has the answer.

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