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NBC looks to new generation with Zucker

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 5, 2007
NBC Universal is expected to name Jeff Zucker as its new CEO. He's been running NBC's television group. Daily Variety's Joe Adalian talks with Kai Ryssdal about what the change means for the media conglomerate.
Posted In: Entertainment, New York

Let's be franc

| Feb 5, 2007
A poll says much of France's population thinks abandoning the franc for the euro was a mistake. In one small town, the franc is still legal tender. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Tomorrow's perfect employee

| Feb 5, 2007
After reading "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells, commentator Moira Manion has some thoughts about what we might expect for the workers of the future.
Posted In: Jobs

Neat and tidy nicotine

Sean Cole | Feb 5, 2007
There's a new nicotine gel that's supposed to cure a smoker's cravings for hours. Marketplace's Sean Cole is a smoker, so we sent him to check it out. He was rubbing his hands over the assignment.
Posted In: Health

Sloan Sessions: The Fed and the dollar

Scott Jagow | Feb 5, 2007
The Fed is expected to hold interest rates steady for a while. Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan thinks part of the reason is pressure to keep the dollar strong.
Posted In: Wall Street

Bird flu outbreak in Britain

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Feb 5, 2007
British officials say they've contained the avian flu outbreak that hit a turkey farm there last week, but there are fears that confidence in Britain's poultry industry could be shaken. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Another feather in Zucker's cap

Alisa Roth | Feb 5, 2007
NBC Universal could announce as early as tomorrow that Jeff Zucker will be promoted to CEO of the media giant — but he'd better resurrect those ratings if he wants to stay on top, Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Candy bar giant will stop marketing to kids

| Feb 5, 2007
The maker of Snickers and Mars bars says it will stop marketing to children under 12, a move that other food companies will probably be forced to follow, says Jenny Wiggins of the Financial Times.
Posted In: Health

Raising the fee for the American dream

| Feb 5, 2007
The government is considering a proposal to hike the application fee for U.S. citizenship from $330 to $595. Is it a fair price to pay? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Toyota revs up NASCAR competition — and tempers

| Feb 5, 2007
When the Toyota Camry takes to Daytona's famed speedway, it'll mark the first time that a foreign-branded car will compete full-time against the Fords, Dodges and Chevys of NASCAR's Nextel Cup series. Scott Graf reports.
Posted In: Auto