Jan 4, 2007

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Piling on the costs to healthcare

Jan 4, 2007
We're all aware that being overweight can hurt your personal health, and your ego, too. But it also contributes to rising costs of health care. Helen Palmer reports.

Market forces bring down oil prices

Jan 4, 2007
Oil prices have been dropping, thanks to some supply-and-demand at work. A goverment report shows U.S. petroleum inventories are fatter than expected. And winter in the Northeast has been milder than usual. Jeff Tyler reports.

It won't be business as usual

Jan 4, 2007
Democrats took power in Congress today. Apart from Republicans, probably nobody has been dreading the day more than business interests. Marketplace's John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changes to come.

Congress needs a nanny

Jan 4, 2007
Commentator Jeff Birnbaum says that, despite all their promises to clean up Washington, Democrats still value power over principle too.

Pitchers are taking a mound of cash

Jan 4, 2007
Major League Baseball had a busy off-season, with players signed to some of the biggest deals ever. Business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about the players who got the most — pitchers.

Wal-Mart dealing for the sun

Jan 4, 2007
Tomorrow marks one of the first major milestones in Wal-Mart's green makeover. Bids are due for a solar power project that could become the biggest in history. Sam Eaton reports.

Spitzer joins calls for state health care

Jan 4, 2007
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he wants to guarantee access to health care for all of the state's uninsured children, and help reduce the number of uninsured overall. Alisa Roth reports.

Hollywood's answer to burning ambitions

Jan 4, 2007
Movie studios are backing new technology that will let you copy downloaded movies onto a DVD — with one limitation. Janet Babin reports.