Marketplace for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007

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Mass. health plan at next milestone

Massachusetts residents are required to sign up for the state's health insurance program by tomorrow. Steve Tripoli has an early report card on the Bay State's attempt at universal coverage.
Posted In: Health
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The splurge is over, folks

With home prices dropping, the dollar sliding and consumer confidence way down, commentator Robert Reich says it isn't just banks that are feeling the pinch.
Posted In: Economy
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Are United and Delta talking merger?

Rumors of a merger between Delta and United were reported today, but Delta CEO Richard Anderson issued a statement denying the whole thing. Before that hit the wires, Kai Ryssdal talked with Julius Maldutis of the consulting firm Aviation Dynamics.
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Can Medicaid stop paying tax cheats?

Doctors, hospitals and nursing homes that haven't bothered to pay federal taxes are still getting Medicaid checks. Congress is trying to solve the problem. But as Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports, the government's hands may be tied.
Posted In: Crime, Health
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A little informational exuberance

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the central bank is going to start being more open with its economic prognostications. Marketplace's Bob Moon takes a look at what's behind the announcement with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
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Invest in a 'green-collar' future

Majora Carter is a community activist from The Bronx, a part of New York that's home to more than its fair share of waste and power plants that serve the whole city. She wants investment in a greener, more equitable future.
Posted In: Health, Jobs
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Our e-waste comes back to haunt us

There's a thriving global industry recovering the precious metals in the millions of electronic devices we throw away each year. But the toxic by-products are showing up in cheap imported goods. Scott Tong reports from China.
Posted In: Health

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