Marketplace AM for February 7, 2007

Episode Description 

Enough with CBO secrecy

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says too many good bills are lost to bad cost projections and that lawmakers should demand the Congressional Budget Office open up its scoring models.
Posted In: Washington

A hippie's guide to backpacks and success

Cash Peters digs around inside JanSport to bring us a behind-the-scenes look at how the popular backpack maker made it happen.
Posted In: Books, Entrepreneurship

Movies more on demand than ever

Amazon and TiVo are teaming up to bridge the gap between your PC and your living room. They plan to offer movies downloaded from the Internet straight to your TV.
Posted In: Science

Europe's auto emissions compromise

Cars sold in the EU may soon have to meet emissions standards 18 percent lower than current limits. Environmentalists say it's not enough. Automakers say it's going to force up the price of cars.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Subsidy cuts with a side of greens

The Senate takes a look at the 2007 farm bill today. On the table: cutting subsidies to the wealthiest farmers, aiming more money at conservation and spending to promote American fruits and vegetables.
Posted In: Washington

Demand for office space flares

While the housing market continues its decline, commercial real estate is a red-hot investment opportunity thanks to rising rents and low interest rates.
Posted In: Housing

Hedge funds for everyone

Smaller investors will have a chance to get in on hedge fund action previously available only to the wealthy later this week when Fortress Investment Group goes public.
Posted In: Wall Street

Taking the fleet to Aero India

For the first time, the U.S. has flown in its big guns for India's air show. They want a slice of a market expected to generate as much as $30 billion in defense deals — not to mention India's booming commercial travel industry.
Posted In: Canada