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Segments From this episode
A lot of big numbers have been thrown around for the health-care overhaul bills in Congress. But how would the plans actually help the average family of four with no insurance? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
A Federal Aviation Administration computer glitch caused flight delays and cancellations. Hans Weber, owner of an aviation consulting firm, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on with plans to update the system.
Virtually the entire sugar beet crop in the United States is genetically engineered to protect it from herbicides. Now, a lawsuit claiming the biotech beets pose a risk to other varieties could threaten sugar production. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Interest-rate swaps are supposed to provide a hedge against big changes in interest rates. But as they've gone sour, regulators are taking a closer look at these exotic products. Joel Rose reports.
Marketplace for Thursday, November 19, 2009