Feb 9, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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What else can airlines charge us for?

Feb 9, 2010
American Airlines has announced that economy-class passengers on its domestic flights will have to pay $8 for a blanket and pillow. Our Marketplace Players wonder what's next.

Eurozone's ills spread to neighbors

Feb 9, 2010
Investors pushed the euro up from recent lows, but for many other currencies some of the damage may have already been done. Alisa Roth reports.

Premiums may rise without reform

Feb 9, 2010
California's largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, has told individual policy holders their premiums may jump up as much as 39%. John Dimsdale reports that Anthem's rate increase has become part of the health care debate in Washington.

The problem with marketing health food

Feb 9, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama will lead a new campaign to fight childhood obesity. Nutrition advocates say part of this fight is making healthy food more appealing. Sarah Gardner reports.

How Toyota's woes spun out of control

Feb 9, 2010
Jeremy Anwyl, CEO of auto information site Edmunds.com, talks with Kai Ryssdal about why Toyota's problems have grown so much and the impact they might have on other car makers.

Bolivians find biz opportunities in China

Feb 9, 2010
China's presence in Latin American countries like Bolivia is growing. The Andean nation is importing more goods directly from China, but they're doing it in a distinctly Bolivian fashion.

Debating insurers' antitrust exemption

Feb 9, 2010
Insurance companies are exempt from antitrust laws. But Congress has been trying to change that for years, without success. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

New Orleans Saints: America's Team

Feb 9, 2010
The Saints' Super Bowl win was a big boost for a football team whose fans used to call them the "Aints." Commentator Jon Wertheim says it was also a boost for the city.

Music from the episode

Sound The Alarm Thievery Corporation
Rosy, Why Syrup USA
In Amber Love As Laughter