Segments From this episode
Lumber mills and timber companies are losing money as the recession hits the homebuilding business. Scott Jagow speaks with Andrew Miller, CEO of Stimson Lumber Company, about the decline of the timber industry and how it's affecting the Northwest, where lumber is big business.
In a settlement with the state of New York, UnitedHealth Group has agreed to overhaul its database system to ensure that patients using out-of-network physicians are fully reimbursed. The settlement may have a major impact on other insurers as well. Sarah Gardner reports.
Stanford University has received a gift of $100 million from alumni to create a new energy institute. As Janet Babin reports, in these tough times the only road to innovation may be through the private sector.
The tiny Chinese territory of Macau is home to the biggest casino in the world, which has thrived on high rollers. But as the markets have collapsed, Macau's growth has come to a standstill. Scott Tong reports.
President-elect Obama has taken a "team of rivals" approach in selecting people to serve in his cabinet. Can they work together in support of his goals? Commentator Dan Drezner says it depends on Obama's leadership style.
The Treasury Department has invested billions of dollars in bailout money to more than 250 banks. Today it opened up the bailout money to 3,000 small community banks. Now the Treasury plans to compare lending levels between banks that got government money and those that didn't. But will it work? Steve Henn reports.
Marketplace for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009