Marketplace for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

Episode Description 

Easing pains of health care, for a fee

With the U.S. health system becoming more complicated, people are looking for help in dealing with the details. Now, companies will shoulder that burden for you -- for a price, of course. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Health

Bailout agreement not there yet

While key members of Congress claimed agreement today on the massive bailout plan to rescue America's financial system, conflicts were still evident. Marketplace's John Dimsdale shares the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Tainted milk renews safety concerns

Melamine, the industrial chemical that was added to Chinese milk and baby formula, has now been found in food outside China. Mitchell Hartman reports on whether this is another Chinese product safety scare about to go global and land in the U.S.
Posted In: Food

Bailout triggers an earful of anger

Kai Ryssdal is in Cleveland, Ohio, where he sat in on a radio talk show that fielded calls from listeners about the federal bailout plan. Their anger came through loud and clear.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Day-to-day cash flow is freezing up

Over the past couple of weeks, the interest rate banks charge each other for short-term loans has shot up dramatically. Now, rates for money-market funds -- what companies use to borrow for day-to-day operations -- are soaring as well. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Bailout may be on an installment plan

In the bailout deal lawmakers announced today, they're moving away from allocating $700 billion in one shot, as the Bush administration wants. What will Wall Street think of that? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Leading a turnaround in troubled times

Six years ago, IHOP restaurants were struggling. Julia Stewart was hired to shake things up, which she did. Now, the CEO of DineEquity Inc. has an additional challenge: the troubled Applebee's chain.

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