Marketplace AM for November 1, 2005

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Pigs at the trough?

The House this week considers a proposal to trim $50 billion from the federal budget. Commentator Susan Lee says the amount doesn't go far enough.

But can you drive in the carpool lane?

As more and more Indians buy cars, air quality worsens from New Delhi to Mumbai. But a new, home-grown electric car, the Reva, may be the solution. Miranda Kennedy reports.

Vioxx: Adding new meaning to "drug trials"

Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Tuesday in the second liability trial involving Merck's arthritis drug Vioxx. Helen Palmer reviews the case and looks at what's at stake for Merck.
Posted In: Health

Bush takes on bird flu

President Bush is expected Tuesday to unveil his plans to combat a potential outbreak of bird flu in the U.S. But where's the money going to come from to pay for it? Cheryl Glaser reports.

Talks in London on life after Kyoto

Talks continue Tuesday in London over how to curb greenhouse gas emissions after the Kyoto protocol expires. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Canada

Tax reform panel to make recommendations

President Bush's tax reform panel is expected to make its recommendations Tuesday. Janet Babin looks at what's likely.

The Oklahoma City Hornets?

The New Orleans Hornets open their NBA season Tuesday, far from home. Brian Watt looks at how Oklahoma's capital won the chance to host the hurricane-displaced team, and what it's likely to mean to the local economy.

The Fed meets this week

The Federal Reserve Board meets Tuesday and is likely to increase interest rates to calm inflationary pressures. Tess Vigeland reports.

You've come a long way, baby Bells

The FCC gave the go-ahead Monday to mergers between SBC and ATT and between Verizon and MCI. What's all this consolidation going to mean for consumers? Stacey Vanek Smith has the answer.

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