Mar 22, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, March 22, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, March 22, 2010

Segments From this episode

How health industry helped pass reform

Mar 22, 2010
The stock prices of health care companies showed healthy gains, one day after the House passed historic health reform. Investors apparently think the legislation will be good for the health care industry. John Dimsdale reports.

A mall where you can go to school

Mar 22, 2010
Many regional malls are dealing with record vacancies at the same time that high schools are dropping programs for troubled teens because of budget cuts. But the two problems could have a common solution. Caitlan Carroll explains.

How Juarez became murder city

Mar 22, 2010
Reporter Charles Bowden, author of "Murder City," talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the Mexican border town of Juarez became caught up in drug violence, and what responsibility the U.S. has to help.

Traders see trouble for U.K. pound

Mar 22, 2010
Worries about heavily indebted countries in the eurozone have hit confidence in the euro. But it's not the only currency in the crosshairs. Stephen Beard reports the British pound may be next.

Foreign firms shouldn't walk from China

Mar 22, 2010
As China becomes more assertive, it may be tougher for foreigners to do business. But commentator and American businessman Kent Kedl says foreign companies should deal with it.

PepsiCo eyes less salty snacks

Mar 22, 2010
Pepsico, the maker of Fritos, Cheetos and other snacks, says it's planning to cut the average sodium content of its products by 25% in the next five years. Alisa Roth reports the company will need to tread carefully.

Will health reform help control costs?

Mar 22, 2010
RAND Health associate director Elizabeth McGlynn talks with Kai Ryssdal about whether health reform will lead to more cost-effective care, and whether there will be more transparency going forward.

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