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Jun 23, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Segments From this episode

Obama gives check-up on health care

Jun 23, 2009
At a press conference, President Obama talked about how much his health care overhaul might cost and the effect a public insurance option might have on private companies.

What's driving home prices down?

Jun 23, 2009
Used home sales rose 2.4% in May, but prices continue to take a beating. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on why prices are still falling.
A realtor sign advertises a reduced price in front of a home for sale in San Anselmo, Calif.
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Delays won't take Boeing's orders away

Jun 23, 2009
Boeing has delayed the first flight of its new Dreamliner aircraft for the fifth time. Bob Moon reports that despite cost overruns and delivery penalties, orders aren't likely to go anywhere.

No more Clear Lanes at airport security

Jun 23, 2009
The parent company of Clear Lanes, the service that helps speed up some travelers' trips through security at airports nationwide, has shut down. Why? John Dimdsale reports.

Fuel-efficient car investment pays off

Jun 23, 2009
Detroit Free Press reporter Justin Hyde talks with Kai Ryssdal about why the U.S. is lending automakers Ford, Tesla and Nissan billions to build fuel-efficient cars and who else might get a slice of the funding.

Whirl of trouble for Florida's insurance

Jun 23, 2009
Florida froze insurance rates in 2007 to extend the life of its building boom. But it could mean financial ruin if a hurricane were to hit the Sunshine State. Dan Grech reports.

Only a 'health care Fed' can trim costs

Jun 23, 2009
Health care providers have pledged to cut $2 trillion in costs, but how they plan to do that is unclear. Commentator Jonathan Weiner offers his own suggestion on how to cut the fat.

Imagine this: A world without credit

Jun 23, 2009
What would happen if we all cut up our plastic and switched to cash? Sean Cole reports on a hypothetical world without credit cards.

Music from the episode

Stormy Cloud DJ Krush
Your Touch The Black Keys
The People Tree N.A.S.A., David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift Of Gab, Z-Trip