Marketplace PM for January 2, 2007
Jan 2, 2007

Marketplace PM for January 2, 2007

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Segments From this episode

A 'perfect landing' for the economy?

Jan 2, 2007
The Federal Reserve's efforts to steer the nation clear of inflation without crashing other parts of the economy might be working even better than imagined. Bob Moon reports.

Looking for a cure to high drug prices

Jan 2, 2007
An infectious-disease doctor from London says he's developed a new way of making a drug to treat Hepatitis C that could slash the cost of new therapies. Helen Palmer reports.

Gas-price conspiracy? You bet!

Jan 2, 2007
Commentator and consumer advocate Jamie Court says there IS evidence that oil companies intentionally influence gas-price fluctuations.

Winter storm buries ranchers

Jan 2, 2007
In parts of the Great Plains, ranchers are scrambling to save livestock from yet another blizzard. Kai Ryssdal talked with Colorado cattle rancher John Stulp as he was out trying to help his herd.

Time to get organized? Not so fast

Jan 2, 2007
Neatness might not be so virtuous — or profitable — after all. David Freedman talks about his new book on the topic, "A Perfect Mess," with host Kai Ryssdal.

Pemex faces change or drying up

Jan 2, 2007
For the past 68 years, every drop of oil in Mexico has been controlled by Pemex, the national petroleum monopoly. But Pemex is deep in the red, and and it's running out of its most basic product. Dan Grech reports.

Selling senior fitness

Jan 2, 2007
Retirees are staying active well into their golden years. And a new crop of health clubs is catering to seniors who want to stay that way. Cash Peters has the skinny.