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Marketplace PM for June 29, 2006

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Fed hikes interest rate . . . again

The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-percent today. But that news was an open secret, as analyst Greg McBride tells Marketplace host Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Economy

Don't mess with Medicare

Tenet Health Care has been reeling for almost four years now from allegations it scammed the Medicare system out of huge payments. Today, the company announced it's settling them for $900 million. Helen Palmer has the story.
Posted In: Health

Offshore drilling debate resurfaces

With pressure from states and local governments to find additional sources of revenue, Congress today is discussing plans to open up offshore regions to oil and natural gas drilling. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Future of Mexico at hand

This weekend Mexicans elect a new president. So far, the campaign has centered around Mexico's economy and its future as the two candidates have very different approaches to running the economy. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Love is grand . . . for the economy

Commentator Michelle Philippe says marketers should rethink their ad campaign and stop targeting singles. It's couples who are spending money.

NBA draft talk

The NBA held its annual draft last night. For the first time in years, it excluded high school students, and some sports critics described the draft as more of swap meet. Host Tess Vigeland talks to sports analyst Diana Nyad.
Posted In: Sports

One wild dream job

If you long to work with wild animals, well, there just aren't many places to learn that trade. But a college in Moorpark, California could be just the ticket. Marketplace contributor Cash Peters checked it out.