Marketplace for Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, July 30, 2009

Miami hospitals seek ill, rich foreigners

As lawmakers try to figure out affordable health care, several Miami hospitals have found an alternative: They're launching a campaign to attract foreigners, at least the sick and wealthy ones. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health

How presidents handled health care

Brown University professor James Morone talks with Kai Ryssdal about how different presidents have dealt with health care, and lessons President Obama can learn.
Posted In: Books, Health

JC Penney sets up shop in Manhattan

In Manhattan, high-end retailers rule the scene. But now one mid-priced chain with Midwestern roots is opening up a shop at a time when cash-strapped New Yorkers just might take notice. Kaomi Goetz reports.
Posted In: Retail

Effect of Iran's politics on its economy

Virginia Tech economics professor Djavad Salehi-Isfahani talks with Kai Ryssdal about how Iran's politics may play out in its economy.

What a patent for podcasts means

VoloMedia has been granted a patent for podcasting. How might this affect podcasters? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Crime, Science

Why credit card profits are up

Third-quarter profits for MasterCard and Visa are up. Where's the money coming from? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Diagnosing the health care overhaul

Congress will soon head into recess, but they are still grappling with overhauling health care. John Dimsdale reports on the heavy lawmaking to be done this fall.
Posted In: Health

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