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Nuclear power reconsidered

Sarah Gardner | Feb 6, 2006
The Bush administration proposed an atomic energy partnership with Russia. The controversial program would involve recycling other countries' spent nuclear fuel. But as correspondent Sarah Gardner reports, major utility companies are beginning to push plans for new reactors in the United States.
Posted In: Economy

Do health savings accounts really add up?

| Feb 6, 2006
Economist and commentator Glenn Hubbard weighs in on the debate over health savings accounts.

Bitter secret of a sweet business

| Feb 6, 2006
A lawsuit filed today alleges that major chocolate companies are helping to sponsor a system of human trafficking and slavery in the Ivory Coast. Cheryl Glaser speaks to human rights activist and lawyer Terry Collingsworth about the case.
Posted In: Economy

Ethically-produced chocolate

Jeff Tyler | Feb 6, 2006
Chocolate makers are trying to replicate the success of Fair Trade coffee by coming up with a system to tell consumers that their chocolate has been produced ethically. Jeff Tyler has the story.
Posted In: Economy

Stamping out spam

Janet Babin | Feb 6, 2006
What if you had to buy a stamp every time you sent an email? That would get pretty expensive. Well, AOL and Yahoo think charging companies per email might be a way to discourage them from spamming you to death. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.

The budget heads to Congress

Hilary Wicai | Feb 6, 2006
In his State of Union address, President Bush said he'd offer a budget that would cut funding for 140 domestic programs. Today, the President sends that budget request to Capitol Hill, but some wonder if it'll even make a dent in the deficit. Hilary Wicai reports.

The future of Wendy's

Janet Babin | Feb 6, 2006
Wendy's has seen some frosty sales numbers lately. Today, the fast food company meets with analysts - to try to convince them things are turning around. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.

The Sloan Sessions: the return of 30-year bonds

| Feb 6, 2006
Later this week, the federal government will sell 30-year treasury bonds for the first time since 2001.Back then, the U.S. had a budget surplus, and had the money to pay off some of its $8 trillion dollar debt.But now, the deficit is mounting and the money's not there. Newsweek's Alan Sloan looks into whether investors are clamoring to buy the long bond.

India to buy Brazilian oil field

Dan Grech | Feb 6, 2006
India has a growing appetite for oil. To feed that need India's state energy company is close to buying a 30% stake in a Brazilian oil field known as Project Sugar Loaf. Dan Grech reports from the America's Desk.

Iran's nuke program puts oil over a barrel

Stephen Beard | Feb 6, 2006
The price of oil shot up this morning ---in response to the weekend's news that the world's nuclear watchdog has reported Iran to the United Nations. In early trading, U.S. light crude rose more than a dollar to more than $66 dollars a barrel. From London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports:

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