Marketplace AM for March 2, 2006

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College costs

Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow that the rising cost of a college education has some wondering whether higher education is even worth it.

India and computers

As President Bush continues his trip to India today, Miranda Kennedy shows us why computer makers like Dell and HP face stiff competition from local entrepreneurs.

Food labeling standards

The House is expected to vote on a bill today that would standardize food labels across the country. Proponents say the law would cut down on needless industry costs, but critics say it's an effort to water down stricter state standards. Alex Cohen has more.

Alexander Hamilton's extreme makeover

For the second time in less than a decade, the ten-spot is getting a makeover. On the day the new bill makes its debut, Amy Scott tells us why the Mint wanted another overhaul so soon.
Posted In: Economy

No consensus on Census change

Today more than 400 economists and other academics will call on US Census officials to spare a $40 million survey to find out how federal programs help needy families. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

Celebrex study

We've all heard the charges that Vioxx can trigger heart attacks. Now comes word that rival pain reliever Celebrex may also exacerbate heart problems. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Love Field showdown

American Airlines launches service out of Dallas's Love Field today. Even though the carrier is likely to lose money in the move, Alex Cohen reports that it's all about checking the growth of rival Southwest.

European central bank raises interest rates

Europe's central bank is expected to raise interest rates a quarter of a point later today. As Stephen Beard reports from the European Desk in London, that's both good news and bad news for the US economy.

Dubai, Port Deux

Today a British judge will rule on the sale of a British Company to DP World, the Dubai-based firm that wants to take over operational control of six US ports. A Miami company asked the British judge to halt the deal, but the port company isn't the only one drawing attention from the Bush Administration these days. Alisa Roth reports.

Northwest labor negotiations

Northwest has reached a tentative agreement with its flight attendants. But the bankrupt airline and its pilots are still in limbo. The deadline set by the bankruptcy court came and went yesterday, and the two sides had not reached a deal on wages and benefits. Now it's up to the judge to decide whether to extend the deadline or let Northwest throw out the pilots contract and impose its own labor terms. Cheryl Glaser reports.

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