Marketplace for Wednesday, August 19, 2008
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Segments From this episode
An agreement reached between the U.S. and Switzerland over secret American accounts held at the Swiss bank UBS may open the way for revelations of tax evasion at other banks. John Dimsdale reports.
When the FDIC swooped in last week to facilitate the sale of failed Colonial BancGroup to BB&T, it pushed for something new called a "clawback." Karen Petrou of Federal Financial Analytics explains the new policy with Tess Vigeland.
For investors willing to tie up their money for a long time, corporate bonds -- essentially long-term loans to companies -- have become an attractive investment. But, as Bob Moon reports, your 401(k), pension or mutual fund could be on the line.
The feeding of Americans' desire to own their own homes has been cited as a major cause of the current financial crisis. John Wasik, author "The Cul de Sac Syndrome," says there's a dark side to this part of the American Dream. He talks with Tess Vigeland.
The health care debate has taken several twists and turns, from discussions about covering the nation's uninsured to fights over its costs and screaming matches at town hall meetings. Now President Obama's supporters are advising a return to basics. Tamara Keith reports.
Professional medical associations' advocacy for the cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, has closely resembled the marketing campaign by Merck, the drug's manufacturer, according to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Joel Rose reports.
School districts from Maryland to California are turning their focus outside the United States to fill certain teaching jobs. Gigi Douban reports from Birmingham, Ala.
Music from the episode
Born On The Cusp The American Analog Set
Doldrums Cul De Sac
Crimson and Clover (Instrumental In The Style Of Tommy James & The Shondells The Hit Beat Makers
What's A Girl To Do? Bat For Lashes