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Sep 15, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Health care plans may be too expensive

Sep 15, 2009
When it comes to health care, one thing almost everybody agrees on is that everyone should have insurance. But getting there is the problem. Tamara Keith reports.

Does Cadbury have merger appetite?

Sep 15, 2009
Kraft Foods is denying it will unload any of its brands to pay for a possible acquisition of Cadbury. Joel Rose reports the candy maker may be holding out for a better bid, or may go it alone.

Credit card companies try new tactics

Sep 15, 2009
With consumers defaulting and newfound scrutiny from lawmakers, credit card companies are in a tough place. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports that's got companies trying a new tactic.
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Commission looks for answers to crisis

Sep 15, 2009
Congress' Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will soon begin investigating how the U.S. economy came close to collapse. The commission's chairman, Phil Angelides, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what he hopes to find and how it may aid regulation.

L.A. restaurant has the links to success

Sep 15, 2009
Many businesses are struggling to get by in this recession, but there are success stories. Caitlan Carroll reports on one restaurant in downtown Los Angeles that's sizzling even as the economy cools.

Women are key to ending poverty

Sep 15, 2009
Authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talk with Kai Ryssdal about their book, "Half the Sky," and why more aid should be targeted to women so countries can be lifted out of impoverishment.

Wall Street's less honest after Lehman

Sep 15, 2009
Regulators who let Lehman Brother collapse admit it was a tough ride, but claim it all worked out in the end. Commentator David Skeel says otherwise.

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