Marketplace AM for October 4, 2006

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Mets compete with their pocketbook

New York's "other" baseball team starts its playoff run today. Lisa Napoli reports that the New York Mets' success is the product of hard work — and big spending.
Posted In: Sports
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A little relief for U.S. automakers

Toyota's fuel-efficient line continues to outsell the rest of the field, but lower gas prices have taken some pressure off domestic automakers. Even sales of trucks and SUVs have bounced back a bit as prices at the pump drop. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Wal-Mart turning workers into voters

Retail giant Wal-Mart last week began giving its workers postage-paid voter registration cards and providing them information on pro-business candidates. Commentator Newt Gingrich says what's wrong with that?
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Baby à la benefits

France is bucking Europe's trend of declining birthrates by providing benefits such as guaranteed parental leave and large childcare subsidies. Eleanor Beardsley has the story.
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More bad housing news

Despite signs earlier this week that the housing market could be stabilizing, a new report out today finds the opposite. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy
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Time to scrap the super-jumbo jet?

Following news that delivery of the Airbus A380 will be delayed until the second half of 2007, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on whether it might be time for parent company EADS to cut its losses.
Posted In: Canada
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Move over hot air dryers . . .

British entrepreneur James Dyson has launched a new hand dryer which he claims will revolutionize the restroom experience. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada
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Steel glut seems imminent

U.S. steel makers say growing Chinese exports of cheap steel raise questions about the future of the American industry. Sam Eaton reports.

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