Marketplace for Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Reading: Gustavo Arellano

Southern California has always been a place of mythologies. It's the epicenter of kink and corruption in the hard-boiled novels of Raymond Chandler. It's the epitome of vapid phoniness in many Hollywood movies. What we have next is a historical look of the famed So Cal, in commentator Gustavo Arellano's summer reading pick.

Why can't I get health insurance?!

New high-risk insurance pools will mean people who were denied health-care insurance because of preexisting conditions will now have access to coverage. And that means fewer calls like these. From the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, comedy sketch group "Nice Kitchen" performs.
Posted In: Entertainment

Germans feel burden of Europe's debt

German exports have surged this year compared to 2009, business confidence is up, and several think-tanks have raised the country's growth forecasts. So German policymakers and economists are cautiously optimistic. But the little guy isn't feeling as good. Why? Kyle James reports.

More folks opt-in to overdraft protection

Starting today for new account holders, and next month for everybody else, if you try to buy something with your debit card and don't have enough money in your checking account to cover it, your card will be rejected. No more $35 overdraft fee -- unless you opt-in to overdraft protection. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

High-risk pools may not help everyone

One of the first pieces of the health-care reform law went into effect. The law establishes temporary, high-risk insurance pools for people who can't get insured because of preexisting conditions. Some of those pools started taking applications. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Is the recovery at a typical pause?

We've gotten a raft of bad economic news recently -- manufacturing growth has slowed, pending home sales are down. So is the recovery pausing to catch its breath? Or is this the fragile U.S. economy gasping for air? Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Economy

Dialing in on how to turn around Sprint

A few years ago, Dan Hesse was hired to turn things around at Sprint, which lost millions of customers and billions of dollars after network problems and customer service complaints following a merger with Nextel. Hesse talks about how he plans to get all those customers back.

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You'll See It (Small Black Remix)
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