Marketplace for Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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Argentina's inflation raises questions, too

Rising prices will be a big issue for the next leader of Argentina. Government figures are expected to peg the annual inflation rate at 8%, but many economists say the actual rate is much higher. Rachel Hopkin reports.
Posted In: Economy

Let's scrap employer-based health care

General Motors just unloaded billions of dollars in health-care obligations. Commentator Robert Reich thinks G.M.'s a fine example for the rest of the country.
Posted In: Health

Road construction paved with problems

Inefficiencies in the way the road construction industry operates costs the nation billions of dollars. Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
Posted In: Travel

Toy of the day: iPod Touch

The latest, hot item from Apple is the iPod Touch -- basically an iPhone with a few things left out. Kevin Pereira from G-4 television talks with Kai Ryssdal about its cool features and high price -- for now.
Posted In: Retail

Website puts Target in lawsuit crosshairs

A new class-action lawsuit alleges Target is breaking state and federal laws because its website isn't accessible to the blind. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

Bill would restrict private military firms

The growing role of private security forces in war zones has exposed a legal gray area that shields them from U.S. or Iraqi laws. But a new House bill would hold them accountable. John Dimsdale reports.

Polishing a tarnished, subprime image

Countrywide, the nation's biggest mortgage company, is gearing up for a major public relations campaign to improve its subprime-debacle image. Steve Tripoli reports that Countrywide needs to be careful how it deploys the PR playbook.
Posted In: Housing

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