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In the latest effort to get local government spending down, New York City wants private hospitals to pay up to $1 million a year to have their ambulances respond to 911 calls. Stacey Vanek Smith reports on how this will affect residents.
A few of the super rich around the world are pledging to contribute a majority of their wealth to charities and nonprofits. But most of that wealth is in investments -- so how good are these pledges?
The nation's largest health care insurers played a big role in the shaping of the health care reform. Now they may be banding together -- against smaller companies -- to influence how the laws are implemented.
President Obama has insisted that the compromise he made extending Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits will be good for the economy. But if it's just extending the situation we've had for the past 10 years, how could that be? John Dimsdale explains.
As we continue our week on philanthropy, commentator and author Jonah Lehrer takes a look at how we decide to give to others. He finds it has a lot to do with emotional response, and what our brains can handle.
Marketplace for Friday, December 9, 2010