Marketplace PM for October 23, 2006

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Has the GOP lost its aim?

The economic arrows are all pointing the right directions: GDP is up. Dow's way up. Gas prices are down, so is unemployment. So why do so many people think Republicans will miss their target this election year? Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

New rules would paint uglier deficit picture

What if future Social Security payments showed up on the government's present balance sheet? A sweeping new proposal for government accounting rules would do just that. Hillary Wicai looks at possible repercussions.
Posted In: Washington

Predicting better cancer treatments

A new test appears to be 80% accurate in predicting which drugs would be most effective in treating a particular patient's cancer. Is it the next big breakthrough? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Move over NYSE

New York City has long been considered the world's financial capital, but lately there's been talk that it's losing ground to London. So the city's hired consultants to compare financial services sectors. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

Giving away a fortune

Andrew Carnegie spent half a lifetime amassing great wealth, and the other half trying to give it away. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with author David Nasaw about his biography of the famed businessman and philanthropist.
Posted In: Books

There's a new class system

The rich may be getting richer while everyone else treads water or falls further behind, but what about our social status? Humorist Sandra Tsing Loh tells us these days it's as much about image as money.

Biofuel supporters better step on it

Illinois wants half the motor fuel used in the state to be supplied by homegrown, alternative sources by 2017. But right now flex fuel vehicles and biofuel stations are few and far between, Sam Eaton reports.

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