Marketplace AM for October 5, 2005

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Filling up, south of the border

As gas prices have surged in the US, many Americans have been looking for deals wherever they can find them. From Tijuana, Jordana Gustafson has more.

New(ish) bargains from Ford

Hoping to boost sagging auto sales, Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it was scrapping employee pricing for rebate incentives. But wait, didna€™t they scrap rebates for employee pricing? Cheryl Glaser looks at the discount-go-round.

Paper cuts

Two paper-product manufacturers announced hefty job cuts Tuesday, blaming rising energy costs. Wisconsin Public Radio's Patty Murray reports.

Provide incentives, then what?

The House of Representatives is close to passing a bill that would encourage building of oil refineries. But as Scott Tong reports, refiners may not be interested.

Assisted suicide: from Oregon to the Supreme Court

Oregon's assisted suicide law is coming before the Supreme Court this session. Helen Palmer looks at who in Oregon has been asking for the procedure and who has been providing it.
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Dropping the puck

Professional hockey resumes play today after missing a year on the ice because of a labor dispute. Tess Vigeland looks at the economics of the newly retooled NHL.

Out of this world noodles

The Japanese makers of Cup o' Noodles plan to take their product where no pasta has gone before. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Insuring the insurers

The estimated cost of Hurricane Katrina continues to rise. The British insurance firm Wellington says its losses will be much higher than it exected. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

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Airlines staying in the black

A few non-bankrupt airlines have managed to stall a bill in Congress that would provide special financial breaks for their counterparts in bankruptcy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Have ads, will travel

Commentator Rudy Maxa looks at the latest trend in travel advertising: airplane tray tables. But, he asks, why stop there?