Marketplace for Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Imagine this: A world without credit

What would happen if we all cut up our plastic and switched to cash? Sean Cole reports on a hypothetical world without credit cards.
Posted In: Savings

Only a 'health care Fed' can trim costs

Health care providers have pledged to cut $2 trillion in costs, but how they plan to do that is unclear. Commentator Jonathan Weiner offers his own suggestion on how to cut the fat.
Posted In: Health

Whirl of trouble for Florida's insurance

Florida froze insurance rates in 2007 to extend the life of its building boom. But it could mean financial ruin if a hurricane were to hit the Sunshine State. Dan Grech reports.

Fuel-efficient car investment pays off

Detroit Free Press reporter Justin Hyde talks with Kai Ryssdal about why the U.S. is lending automakers Ford, Tesla and Nissan billions to build fuel-efficient cars and who else might get a slice of the funding.
Posted In: Auto

No more Clear Lanes at airport security

The parent company of Clear Lanes, the service that helps speed up some travelers' trips through security at airports nationwide, has shut down. Why? John Dimdsale reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Delays won't take Boeing's orders away

Boeing has delayed the first flight of its new Dreamliner aircraft for the fifth time. Bob Moon reports that despite cost overruns and delivery penalties, orders aren't likely to go anywhere.
Posted In: Airlines

What's driving home prices down?

Used home sales rose 2.4% in May, but prices continue to take a beating. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on why prices are still falling.
Posted In: Housing

Obama gives check-up on health care

At a press conference, President Obama talked about how much his health care overhaul might cost and the effect a public insurance option might have on private companies.
Posted In: Health

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The Spirit Of Apollo
Your Touch
The Black Keys
Golden Cage
The Whitest Boy Alive
Musik and Charming Melodee
Mary Timony

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