Marketplace for Wednesday, Jan, 2, 2008
Jan 2, 2008

Marketplace for Wednesday, Jan, 2, 2008

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U.S. is manufacturing less

Jan 2, 2008
Manufacturing ended a 10-month growth spurt in December. A closely-watched index sank to its lowest point in almost five years. Jill Barshay reports.

Oil hits $100 a barrel. Will it go higher?

Jan 2, 2008
The price of oil briefly reached $100 a barrel today. Steve Tripoli reports on whether high prices are here for a while. And if so, what they might mean.

Feds eye China's piece of 3Com deal

Jan 2, 2008
The federal government is going to take a little longer to review a proposed buy-out of 3Com, the computer network company, that would give a 15% stake to a Chinese company. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Chronic ills could be managed better

Jan 2, 2008
Chronic disease is a major drag on health care. But commentator Susan Lee says tweaks to the way these diseases are treated could take some pressure off of the health-care system.

When public good needs private cash

Jan 2, 2008
Sometimes innovators have to turn to private funding to get things done. Kai Ryssdal talks with Craig Venter about how he funded research into the human genome.

Kenya's unrest will be felt by neighbors

Jan 2, 2008
Kenya had been one of the most stable countries in East Africa, but riots and killings after disputed elections may threaten tourism, as well as aid and supply shipments to the region. Jeff Tyler reports.

Pakistani business hit hard by violence

Jan 2, 2008
With the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and subsequent violence in Pakistan, the Karachi stock exchange has taken a dive and businesses are suffering. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Pakistani-American businessman Dilawar Syed about the situation.

What's the value of undeveloped land?

Jan 2, 2008
Cities and states price out how much money they can make on new property developments. But what if that land was left alone? There may be a cash incentive to leaving nature untouched. Janet Babin reports.

Music from the episode

Soon Come Asheru and Blue Black of The Unspoken Heard
In Circles - Remastered Sunny Day Real Estate
City Of Echoes Pelican
Bandages Hot Hot Heat
Bandages Hot Hot Heat

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