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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission may impose trading limits on energy markets, particularly crude oil, natural gas and other products of finite supply, in an effort to curb financial speculators from driving prices higher like they have in the past. Sarah Gardner reports.
Congress' investigation into how Goldman Sachs earned such high profits shortly after its government bailout is causing more public relations woes for the investment bank. But does the bad press matter to such a powerful firm? Amy Scott reports.
Michael Vick has been conditionally reinstated into the NFL, meaning he may play this season, if a team signs him. Sports Illustrated's L. Jon Wertheim says any team that picks Vick will have to tread lightly and follow a few precision P.R. plays.
House Democrats are being schooled on health-care reform in advance of their summer recess. After all, lawmakers have to be able to answer questions back home. Kai Ryssdal talks with Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post about Congressional summer school.
Kai Ryssdal talks with Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson about health-care reform. He says it's not just about cost, but also about changing the way doctors treat patients.
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about some of our most recent stories on health care: Medical records going digital, health-care costs for small businesses, and taxing the rich to pay for universal care.
European and American green energy companies complain that China is practicing protectionism by favoring local contractors for billion-dollar projects. But the "Buy American," language in the U.S. stimulus plan may have encouraged China's position. Scott Tong reports.