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Sep 28, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, September 28, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, September 28, 2009

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What we can learn from all the mergers

Sep 28, 2009
Health-care conglomerate Abbott Laboratories and document company Xerox shelled out a combined $11 billion to expand their opportunities. Bob Moon reports on what's behind the recent pickup in mergers.

Nestle's milk linked to Zimbabwe prez

Sep 28, 2009
Swiss food giant Nestle is being accused of aiding and abetting the theft of a Zimbabwean dairy farm, which was seized from its white owners and is now run by the wife of President Robert Mugabe. Stephen Beard reports.

How reform may help health insurers

Sep 28, 2009
The insurance industry is a staunch supporter of universal health coverage, which is leading some critics to wonder if an overhaul contains a windfall. Joel Rose reports.

Housing programs may get gov't boost

Sep 28, 2009
The White House is considering injecting $35 billion into state and local housing programs. Why? Housing economist Nicolas Retsinas talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Is the global economy any safer now?

Sep 28, 2009
Joseph Stiglitz, professor at Columbia University, talks with Kai Ryssdal about if our financial system is in worse shape today, a year into the credit crisis, than it was in 2008.

Grand Rapids hopes art has big rewards

Sep 28, 2009
Thousands of artists will be descending on Grand Rapids, Mich., in the hopes of snagging a $250,000 prize. Dustin Dwyer reports on how the Rust Belt town is hoping to remake itself.

CBS-GlobalPost deal ups int'l coverage

Sep 28, 2009
CBS is looking to save cash by partnering with international news Web site GlobalPost.com. Jeremy Hobson reports the deal may be a model for news organizations looking to beef up foreign coverage.

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