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The health-care-reform conversation, so far, has been more about monetary policy than medicine. So what's in it for consumers and taxpayers? The New York Times' David Leonhardt talks with Kai Ryssdal about the economics behind reform.
As banks start paying back TARP funds, taxpayers are getting about 12.4% return on their investment. Now lawmakers are trying to decide whether to spend that money to help the housing market or to pay down the national debt. Steve Henn reports.
Investment banks Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan each had big profits: $2.7 billion to be exact. But the more cautious Morgan Stanley reported a billion-dollar loss today. Does this mean substantial risk is necessary to gain a profit? Alisa Roth reports.
Many big corporations are already tracking their yearly greenhouse gas emissions, and more are expected to follow once Congress approves a climate change bill. Those who specialize in emissions accounting are likely to see a spike in business. Sarah Gardner reports.
At a White House press conference, President Obama asserts that a new health care policy is needed to bring the nation's larger economic problems under control. Marketplace's Tamara Keith reviews the president's talking points with Kai Ryssdal.