Marketplace PM for August 21, 2007
Aug 21, 2007

Marketplace PM for August 21, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Will care for elderly come of age?

Aug 21, 2007
With more baby boomers approaching the age where they'll qualify for Medicare coverage, analysts and politicians are wondering how we'll pay for them, and where we'll get the trained doctors to look after them. Helen Palmer reports.

Officials try a little confidence boosting

Aug 21, 2007
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson came together today to reassure everyone that they're on top of any changes to the subprime-riddled economy. Bob Moon reports.

Tribune shareholders' OK deal, but next?

Aug 21, 2007
Tribune Company shareholders overwhelmingly said yes to a deal to take the company private. The deal gives them $34 a share. The stock closed at $28 today. But their vote doesn't mean it's a done deal. Lisa Napoli reports.

Face-off ahead on child healthcare

Aug 21, 2007
The White House says it's going to limit states from expanding the federal program that provides healthcare to kids in middle-income families -- even though Congress wants an expansion. John Dimsdale has the details.

Dear Kai, Countrywide needs your cash

Aug 21, 2007
Kai Ryssdal got an invitation from Countrywide in his mail, urging him to apply for a 40-year mortgage. This piqued his interest, since Countrywide's reported to be teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. He got mortgage broker Seth Asher to explain.

Got an ID for that beer, grandpa?

Aug 21, 2007
Commentator Benjamin Barber stopped at his local Price Chopper store in Massachusetts last week to grab some beer and groceries. At the register he had an encounter that gave him pause -- and a few choice thoughts.

It's your turn

Aug 21, 2007
Marketplace listeners respond to our coverage of carbon offsets, Tim Bedore's commentary on America's infrastructure, and the recent toy recall.

An out-of-this-world-business plan

Aug 21, 2007
Wealthy entrepreneurs are spending millions of dollars to develop spaceships and a space hotel for what they see as the next big thing: commercial space travel. Author Michael Belfiore has a new book about it. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Music from the episode

I Was Born (A Unicorn) The Unicorns
Posed To Death The Faint
Where Is My Mind? Pixies