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Sep 2, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Segments From this episode

Off-label marketing costs Pfizer

Sep 2, 2009
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will pay $2.3 billion to settle charges that it illegally promoted pills for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Tamara Keith reports on the down sides to off-label marketing.

Is BP's new oil field worth drilling?

Sep 2, 2009
British energy company BP has made a giant discovery of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. But it's so deep it could be a decade before we see any oil. Bob Moon reports.

Cash-strapped Philly borrows money

Sep 2, 2009
Philadelphia will borrow $275 million in the form of an adjustable-rate loan from JPMorgan Chase to pay back vendors. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Four simple steps to health care reform

Sep 2, 2009
In an effort to seal a deal on health care reform, President Obama may just be on the brink of giving up on a government insurance plan. But Commentator David Frum says much of the reform comes down to individuals.

A different approach to home buying

Sep 2, 2009
Critics say the real-estate industry has been slow to react to new realities, using outdated methods of business. But one Seattle start-up is trying to shake things up. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Stimulus funds provide opportunities

Sep 2, 2009
Dustin Woodman and Russ Dickerson, employees of Coconino Rural Environment Corps, talk with Kai Ryssdal about how the stimulus package has helped their organization.

Yoga teachers bent on no regulations

Sep 2, 2009
The ancient practice of yoga has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, so a growing number of states are trying to regulate it. But that's leaving some yoga teachers in a twist. Lisa Napoli reports.

Music from the episode

N.A.S.A. Anthem N.A.S.A.
The Outer Banks The Album Leaf
Disappear Nashville Cast, Hayden Panettiere