Marketplace AM for May 4, 2005

Episode Description 

British election update

After eight years in power, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his Labour party are seeking a third term in office. His popularity has been severely dented by his role in Iraq...but Blair is still likely to win the election. As Stephen Beard reports, the British economy and Blair's finance chief have ridden to his rescue.
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Coach is up; first-class is down

Airfares have been on the rise the last couple of months. The big airlines have joined in the fare hikes, but it hasn't always been that way. One airline might raise a fare but then back down if others didn't match it. So what's different this time? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports. Then, Rudy Maxa tells us how to benefit from dropping prices in first-class air travel.