Marketplace for Wednesday, Jan, 2, 2008

Episode Description 

What's the value of undeveloped land?

Cities and states price out how much money they can make on new property developments. But what if that land was left alone? There may be a cash incentive to leaving nature untouched. Janet Babin reports.

Pakistani business hit hard by violence

With the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and subsequent violence in Pakistan, the Karachi stock exchange has taken a dive and businesses are suffering. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Pakistani-American businessman Dilawar Syed about the situation.

Kenya's unrest will be felt by neighbors

Kenya had been one of the most stable countries in East Africa, but riots and killings after disputed elections may threaten tourism, as well as aid and supply shipments to the region. Jeff Tyler reports.

When public good needs private cash

Sometimes innovators have to turn to private funding to get things done. Kai Ryssdal talks with Craig Venter about how he funded research into the human genome.
Posted In: Health, Science

Chronic ills could be managed better

Chronic disease is a major drag on health care. But commentator Susan Lee says tweaks to the way these diseases are treated could take some pressure off of the health-care system.
Posted In: Health

Feds eye China's piece of 3Com deal

The federal government is going to take a little longer to review a proposed buy-out of 3Com, the computer network company, that would give a 15% stake to a Chinese company. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Oil hits $100 a barrel. Will it go higher?

The price of oil briefly reached $100 a barrel today. Steve Tripoli reports on whether high prices are here for a while. And if so, what they might mean.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

U.S. is manufacturing less

Manufacturing ended a 10-month growth spurt in December. A closely-watched index sank to its lowest point in almost five years. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

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Make Up the Breakdown
Kangaroo Jack
Trevor Rabin, Various Artists
City of Echoes
Soon Come