Sep 28, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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FDIC may owe JPMorgan Chase billions

Sep 28, 2010
JPMorgan Chase bought the ailing Washington Mutual for less than $2 billion -- now it wants the FDIC to give it triple that amount for the lawsuit claims related to Washington Mutual's failure.

FTC says POM Wonderful may not be that wonderful

Sep 28, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission alleges that POM Wonderful -- which produces pomegranate-based juices and pills -- misleads consumers with its claims on its products' effects on health problems like heart disease and prostate cancer.

Where more women manage

Sep 28, 2010
The percentage of women in management positions is less than the number of women employed in the workforce overall. But there are two sectors where women the percentage of female managers is higher than the percentage of female employees.

S.C. sets up independent firm for state pension fund

Sep 28, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to the New York Times' Peter Lattman about the South Carolina state government's decision to set up its own firm to oversee the state's pension fund, instead of using a private firm.

What qualifies as a health care expense?

Sep 28, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services is grappling with that question. The health care reform bill that passed says that at least 80 percent of all premiums must go towards care, but doesn't define what care constitutes of.

Letters: "A Pledge to America," the DIY spirit and urban farming

Sep 28, 2010
Kai Ryssdal sifts through the Marketplace mailbag and reads your responses to our stories on the Republicans' "Pledge to America," the DIY spirit and urban farming.

Chinese billionaires hesitant to attend fundraising dinner

Sep 28, 2010
American billionaires Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are hosting a fundraising dinner for China's richest, but RSVPs so far have been slow to come. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz reports on why the Chinese elite are hesitant.