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Jun 28, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rules on health care. We speak to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on how the decision will change the course of the country -- one way or another. Thirty million uninsured Americans have…

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PODCAST: SCOTUS makes a decision

Jun 28, 2012
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on health care. We speak to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on how the decision will change the course of the country -- one way or another. Thirty million uninsured Americans have…
Reporters run with the U.S. Supreme Court's health care decision on June 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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Daschle: Supreme Court will 'make history' with health care ruling

Jun 28, 2012
The former Senate majority leader says the Affordable Care Act is not the first federally mandated program, but got a bad wrap after getting tied up in politics.

The future of robotics

Jun 28, 2012
Researchers in Japan have developed a robot that's function is to beat humans at "Rock, Paper, Scissors." It does so every single time.

How Europeans view the U.S. health care debate

Jun 28, 2012
The problems that got us today's health care Supreme Court decision -- rising health care costs, the pull between personal liberty and the social safety net -- are familiar around the world, even if the solutions have been very different.

Looking deeper at SCOTUS health care decision

Jun 28, 2012
In a 5-4 decision -- the way the U.S. Supreme Court likes to roll out all big-time decisions lately -- the Court has upheld president Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The key vote in favor came from Chief…

Dry weather in U.S. causing fires, hurting farms

Jun 28, 2012
Tens of thousands of people have evacuated from the Colorado Springs area because of a raging wildfire that's threatening homes. Those fires make for some dramatic images, but the real drama for many of us will come from the effect…

States await health care decision

Jun 28, 2012
As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, states are waiting to see if their gambles about whether the law would be overturned will pay off.

American people like some parts of the health care law

Jun 28, 2012
The healthcare law itself may be unpopular but parts of it are quite attractive to the American people, according to Gallup research.

Supreme Court upholds core of Obama health care law

Jun 28, 2012
After much deliberation and anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the Affordable Care Act and the universal mandate, and has determined it is constitutional under Congress' authority to tax.

European crisis like a 'trainwreck in slow motion'

Jun 28, 2012
European leaders are gathering today for yet another summit to save the euro. Economist Diane Swonk says everyone is hoping Europe doesn't derail from the track onto recovery.

Health economist: Health law still a work in progress

Jun 28, 2012
Professor Uwe Reinhardt on what needs to happen next and how the health insurance mandate is working out in the state of Massachusetts.

NBA prospects hone business skills alongside jumpshots

Jun 28, 2012
The NBA draft is tonight. For team managers, choosing a player isn't just about the stats -- interview skills and personality count. So potential draftees have been learning how to present themselves in the business world to help their chances.

Life after bankruptcy for Vallejo, Calif.

Jun 28, 2012
As the city of Stockton, Calif., considers declaring bankruptcy, a nearby town proves that there is life after going bankrupt.

How Americans feel about their health care

Jun 28, 2012
Ahead of today's health care ruling, we check in with Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport about how Americans feel about their health care, especially compared to the rest of the world.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rules on health care. We speak to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on how the decision will change the course of the country — one way or another. Thirty million uninsured Americans have a stake in the ruling, and so do all 50 states. And in tonight’s NBA draft, potential draftees have been learning how to present themselves in the business world to help their chances.

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