Marketplace AM for December 7, 2005
Two of Britain's biggest supermarket chains, including the Wal-Mart subsidiary Asda, have been accused of using their suppliers as a source of free credit. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Housing starts and new home sales have been down. Today, UCLA's quarterly Anderson Forecast comes out. And it predicts that slowdown will continue. From WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.
Commentator Robert Reich looks at the fiscal impacts of the major tax cut proposals currently before Congress.
The Department of Energy has announced a partnership with private energy companies to develop a new, environmentally friendly coal-burning power plant. Alex Cohen reports.
The United States Postal Service has announced it is going to end the year with a profit, but as Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, don't expect the post office to roll back those imminent postage increases.