Marketplace for Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Credit card companies are watching you

With credit card defaults rising, some companies are looking for reasons to cut your plastic. To make these decisions, banks rely on data about what you buy, where, and the company you keep. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

The big headache with Medicaid

The Obama administration's deal with three hospital groups will save $155 billion in Medicare and Medicaid spending. But commentator David Frum says there's a bigger problem with Medicaid.
Posted In: Health

New at the mall: The health-care store

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida has opened an Apple Store-style outlet that offers health-insurance services. Could it be coming to a mall near you? Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Health

What can be done to stop world hunger

The Wall Street Journal's Roger Thurow, co-author of the book "Enough," talks with Kai Ryssdal about why the markets may be impeding getting food to poor countries, and what may help.
Posted In: Books, Charity, Food

Ethnic newspapers suffer in downturn

The latest issue of Boston's Bay State Banner could be its last. Amy Scott reports the recession is hurting a number of minority-owned and ethnic newspapers.

What's with JPMorgan's ad campaign?

An ad by JPMorgan Chase details the bank's effort to modify mortgages and keep Americans in their homes. Jeremy Hobson reports why the bank is spending so much on an ad campaign.

How G8's decision will affect U.S.

Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the G8's indecision over climate change could impact America's own legislation for greenhouse gas reductions.

G8 falls short on climate change

The G8 agrees on targets for greenhouse gas emissions cuts but, apparently, fails to persuade the big emerging nations to follow suit.

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