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Connecticut-based hedge fund Amaranth Advisors this week reported losses of almost $6 billion over the past month after it placed a multi-billion dollar bet on natural gas and lost. Amy Scott reports.
Hewlett-Packard's stock price fell nearly 5% today as investors found out that the internal leak investigation might go all the way to the top. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Adam Lashinsky of Fortune magazine who's been following the story.
This year's Ryder Cup at the K Club in Ireland is expected to turn a profit of about $20 million. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Ed Derse about the business side of the golf tournament.
Retail giant Wal-Mart plans to begin selling almost 300 generic prescription drugs for only $4 for a month's supply — up to 70% savings on some. It will test the program in Florida. Helen Palmer reports.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has suggested paying poor people for making good choices such as staying in school or seeing a doctor regularly. Newt Gingrich, who joins Marketplace as an occasional commentator, says it's an idea worth considering.
British business mogul Richard Branson today pledged $3 billion to combat global warming over the next decade: 100% of the profits from Virgin's transportation and airline sectors. But there might be motive besides saving the planet, Sam Eaton reports.