Aug 18, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Should the colonoscopy be the 'gold standard'?

Aug 18, 2010
The new health care reform law requires that certain preventive screenings be paid by insurance companies, including the colonoscopy. But a partial colonoscopy, or sigmoidoscopy, proves to be just as effective as a colonscopy.

Fannie and Freddie trying to return bad mortgages

Aug 18, 2010
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are trying to recoup $150 billion, so they can pay back the government. They're employing something called "buy-backs" to do just that. Marketplace's Alisa Roth explains.

Cargo ships at full capacity

Aug 18, 2010
Marketplace's Scott Tong, who moved to Washington D.C., is still waiting for all his family's stuff to arrive from Shanghai -- one month and counting. He looks into what's taking so long.

Step away from the spatula

Aug 18, 2010
Large food recalls due to e.coli, salmonella or other bacteria seem to happen every few months. But actually, food recalls happen as often as once a week.

Tax reform for growth and fairness

Aug 18, 2010
Commentator Glenn Hubbard agrees with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that the Bush tax cuts need to be reduced -- but he was different ideas on how the cuts should be executed.

Floods exacerbate Pakistan's budget woes

Aug 18, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Time Magazine reporter Omar Waraich about the the disaster situation in Pakistan and how the Pakistani government is trying to stay financially afloat.

Old news: Media organizations make political donations

Aug 18, 2010
Media companies making political donations may seem taboo, but it's hardly anything new. Stacey Vanek Smith looks into how media companies donate to political interests.
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