Marketplace for Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mexico eyes next export: Wind energy

In the Mexican state of Baja California, the government and international corporations want to build wind farms that could generate enough electricity to power homes in the United States while boosting the state's economy. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Auditor general looks to ban swaps

Interest-rate swaps are supposed to provide a hedge against big changes in interest rates. But as they've gone sour, regulators are taking a closer look at these exotic products. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Education

Bitter fight developing over sugar beets

Virtually the entire sugar beet crop in the United States is genetically engineered to protect it from herbicides. Now, a lawsuit claiming the biotech beets pose a risk to other varieties could threaten sugar production. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Food

Issues persist in FAA's flight system

A Federal Aviation Administration computer glitch caused flight delays and cancellations. Hans Weber, owner of an aviation consulting firm, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on with plans to update the system.
Posted In: Airlines

Plastic surgeons face tax in health bill

The Senate health bill includes a 5% tax on optional cosmetic procedures. But plastic surgeons have their knives out for this idea. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Health

How health reform may affect a family

A lot of big numbers have been thrown around for the health-care overhaul bills in Congress. But how would the plans actually help the average family of four with no insurance? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

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What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee
Young + Restless
D-Tension
Take my Sin (Instrumental)
Sackcloth Fashion
What Have We Done?
The Motet