With an estimated 50,000 GM and Ford employees expected to take buyout packages from the two carmakers, the United Auto Workers union will be taking a serious hit to its membership. John Dimsdale reports.
If there was ever a good time to have high cholesterol, this might be it. The patent on the cholesterol-lowering statin drug, Zocor, expires today. So, generics will soon hit the market, bringing prices down. Helen Palmer reports.
Since Sept. 11 the government's been searching the database of the central clearinghouse for international money transfers — looking, it says, for terrorist links. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Marketplace's Eric Niiler about what's been going on.
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