Jul 30, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, July 30, 2009

Segments From this episode

Diagnosing the health care overhaul

Jul 30, 2009
Congress will soon head into recess, but they are still grappling with overhauling health care. John Dimsdale reports on the heavy lawmaking to be done this fall.

Why credit card profits are up

Jul 30, 2009
Third-quarter profits for MasterCard and Visa are up. Where's the money coming from? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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What a patent for podcasts means

Jul 30, 2009
VoloMedia has been granted a patent for podcasting. How might this affect podcasters? Jill Barshay reports.

Effect of Iran's politics on its economy

Jul 30, 2009
Virginia Tech economics professor Djavad Salehi-Isfahani talks with Kai Ryssdal about how Iran's politics may play out in its economy.

JC Penney sets up shop in Manhattan

Jul 30, 2009
In Manhattan, high-end retailers rule the scene. But now one mid-priced chain with Midwestern roots is opening up a shop at a time when cash-strapped New Yorkers just might take notice. Kaomi Goetz reports.

How presidents handled health care

Jul 30, 2009
Brown University professor James Morone talks with Kai Ryssdal about how different presidents have dealt with health care, and lessons President Obama can learn.

Miami hospitals seek ill, rich foreigners

Jul 30, 2009
As lawmakers try to figure out affordable health care, several Miami hospitals have found an alternative: They're launching a campaign to attract foreigners, at least the sick and wealthy ones. Dan Grech reports.

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