Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008
Second Life was supposed to be the next, great Internet space. But the virtual universe has been shrinking. It's even suffered some big, virtual bank defaults. Janet Babin reports.
Kai Ryssdal reviews your letters about workplace culture, compensation for Iraqis, Mike Huckabee's tax plan, and what you're doing during the writers strike.
Posted In: Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is trying a new way of paying hospitals and doctors. Instead of paying for every hospital visit and surgery, the insurance giant is offering a flat, annual fee per patient. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve got up early this morning, had a look around and didn't like what they saw. The central bank cut its main interest rate three-quarters of a percent -- the biggest whack it's taken in 25 years. And another cut may be coming next week. Bob Moon reports.