Marketplace for Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, July 20, 2010

End of life care: More or less of it?

End-of-life care is often the most expensive health care. Many people, when given the option, choose to opt out of experimental therapies and drugs as they approach death, but the current health care system structure incentivizes more care instead of less. So patients' wishes often get left out of the equation.
Posted In: Health

Letters: Credit scores, call centers, city streets

Kai Ryssdal reads your responses to our stories and interviews on credit scores, health care insurance companies using call centers and urban areas wanting less freeways.

Summer jobs elusive for U.S. teens

The high youth unemployment means competition for summer temp jobs at resorts and amusement parks is fierce -- and it also leaves many teenagers without valuable work experience.
Posted In: Jobs

Gulf scientists feel uneasy about working for BP

Scientists understand BP needs their help to assess the damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and to find potential solutions for clean-up, but many scientists draw the line at testifying for the company.
Posted In: Education, Science

Goldman posts worst quarter since 2008

Goldman Sachs & Co. less than stellar profit report for last quarter reflected the state of the economy.
Posted In: Banks

Three-hour tarmac rule makes more delays

The Department of Transportation levied heavy fines against airlines that leave passengers waiting on the tarmac for more than three hours, which led to a decrease in long tarmac delays -- but increased flight cancellations.
Posted In: Airlines

Automakers may pay off more debt than expected

Kai Ryssdal talks to reporter Justin Hyde of the Detroit Free Press about his story on how taxpayers may get more than expected back as automakers start to pay off their government loans
Posted In: Auto

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Silver Lining
Farewell Adventureland
Yo La Tengo

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