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Jul 22, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Congress may increase Medicaid funds

Jul 22, 2008
Cash-strapped states are trimming back their health care benefits, which often hits the poor and poor children the hardest. So Congress is considering boosting federal funding for state Medicaid expenses. Steve Henn reports.

Women more worried about retirement

Jul 22, 2008
New research says women worry more about their retirement savings lasting than men. And with lower retirement income, longer lives and more older people being single, there's reason to worry. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Energizing Fort Worth charities

Jul 22, 2008
Energy companies are pumping billions of dollars into Fort Worth's economy every year. Kate Archer Kent reports why nonprofits in the area aren't having the same problems raising money as charities elsewhere.

A new USDA label for biotech

Jul 22, 2008
Today, the Department of Agriculture holds a meeting to discuss a new label for products made from soy or other alternatives to petrochemicals. Amy Scott has more on bio-based products and the expanding market for them.

Lawmakers PAC in for retirement

Jul 22, 2008
It's no surprise lawmakers have campaign funds to help them get re-elected, but they also have a second pool of donations they can use however they want, even after they retire. Steve Henn continues our PAC Men series.

India nuclear deal sparks debate

Jul 22, 2008
Critics are pushing for a no-confidence vote against the Indian government sparked by a controversial nuclear deal with the Bush Administration. Bob Moon talks about the deal with reporter Mehul Srivastava from New Delhi.

There's a silver lining for Wachovia

Jul 22, 2008
Wachovia is reporting quarterly losses of nearly $9 billion, and more than 6,000 workers will lose their jobs as a result. But Dan Grech tells us the news may not be as dire as it first appears.

For cars, green's the way to go

Jul 22, 2008
One of Europe's top auto shows opens in London today. Green is the theme, but red is the dominate color, as Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC