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Jun 19, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, June 19, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, June 19, 2009

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Weighing the costs of health care

Jun 19, 2009
Yet another health care reform proposal is floating around Congress, but the Congressional Budget Office has made it clear that these plans won't be cheap and they may not be enough. Tamara Keith reports.

What are 'dark pools?'

Jun 19, 2009
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Schapiro wants to crack down on so-called "dark pools." Never heard of them? Amy Scott explains what they are.

When to start economic 'exit strategy'

Jun 19, 2009
The term 'exit strategy' is being bandied about as more forecasters contemplate a better economy. But when that exit should happen is the critical question. John Dimsdale reports.

It's the summer of the smartphone

Jun 19, 2009
People have been lining up outside Apple Stores to get the new iPhone that just went on sale. While the iPhone is by far the leader in its class, other smartphones are ringing up big sales numbers as well. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Drake Kemper, left, and Noah Sall show off their new iPhones, fresh out of the box, outside the Apple Store at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles.
Stacey Vanek-Smith / Marketplace

Weekly Wrap: Regulation

Jun 19, 2009
Freelance financial writer Heidi Moore and The Atlantic's Megan McCardle talk with Kai Ryssdal about the Obama administration's proposed regulations and whether they will be enough to fix the financial system.

'Cash For Clunkers' losers and winners

Jun 19, 2009
The Senate has passed a bill that'll give vouchers to car buyers who trade in their gas-guzzling clunkers for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Mitchell Hartman reports on who benefits and loses from the "Cash For Clunkers" program.

Small talk: Roads, soup, Christmas

Jun 19, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers Amy Scott, Bill Radke and Stacey Vanek-Smith about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: Gravel roads, soup for a penny, and Boston selling its Christmas village.

Greece to Britain: We want our marbles!

Jun 19, 2009
The New Acropolis Museum is opening in Athens, Greece. But the marble structures it wants to showcase are stuck in England. Christopher Werth reports on the controversy over the so-called "Elgin Marbles."

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