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The Congressional Budget Office released a slew of numbers on what the health care overhaul would cost: $940 billion over 10 years and more than a trillion in deficit reductions over the decade after that. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman shared the major features of legislation they're preparing to roll out soon with some big business execs. Included in the plan is a tax that encourages consumers to limit their emissions too. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Millions will watch the NCAA basketball tournament, and it will generate a lot of wealth. But commentator Jon Wertheim says March Madness also also lays bare one of the great hypocrisies in sports.
Politicians will spend billions holding onto their offices or getting elected for the first time this fall. There's a whole industry dedicated to getting a slice of that pie, and a new kid on the block. Brett Neely reports.
In this final note, Kai Ryssdal takes a look at a research paper written by Alan Greenspan. The former Federal Reserve Chairman says the low interest rates he set while running the Fed had nothing to do with the housing crash.
Marketplace for Thursday, March, 18, 2010