Marketplace for Wednesday, August 19, 2008

Episode Description 

Baby boomers hold the key to recovery

Commentator David Frum says we should all be paying attention to how the baby boomers handle their assets as they enter retirement age, because they will affect what the economic recovery looks like.

Search for teachers goes overseas

School districts from Maryland to California are turning their focus outside the United States to fill certain teaching jobs. Gigi Douban reports from Birmingham, Ala.
Posted In: Education

Promotion of Gardasil questioned

Professional medical associations' advocacy for the cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, has closely resembled the marketing campaign by Merck, the drug's manufacturer, according to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Health

Seeking a clearer health care message

The health care debate has taken several twists and turns, from discussions about covering the nation's uninsured to fights over its costs and screaming matches at town hall meetings. Now President Obama's supporters are advising a return to basics. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Health

Interpreting dream of home ownership

The feeding of Americans' desire to own their own homes has been cited as a major cause of the current financial crisis. John Wasik, author "The Cul de Sac Syndrome," says there's a dark side to this part of the American Dream. He talks with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Housing

Corporate bonds: Attractive and risky

For investors willing to tie up their money for a long time, corporate bonds -- essentially long-term loans to companies -- have become an attractive investment. But, as Bob Moon reports, your 401(k), pension or mutual fund could be on the line.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

FDIC looks to benefit from bank rescues

When the FDIC swooped in last week to facilitate the sale of failed Colonial BancGroup to BB&T, it pushed for something new called a "clawback." Karen Petrou of Federal Financial Analytics explains the new policy with Tess Vigeland.

Settlement could unlock bank secrecy

An agreement reached between the U.S. and Switzerland over secret American accounts held at the Swiss bank UBS may open the way for revelations of tax evasion at other banks. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime, Taxes

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Glasvegas
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Tommy James & The Shondells
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Cul De Sac
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