Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 5, 2008

UAW election support not from cash

The United Auto Workers is in the middle of its annual legislative conference, and as its an election year, the union is more fired up than usual. But Steve Tripoli reports UAW support doesn't come directly from funding.
Posted In: Auto

BP loses profits on refinery problems

While oil companies like Shell and Exxon are reporting record profits, BP is down 22 percent from the previous year. Stephen Beard reports with refining issues in the U.S., it's not entirely unexpected.

It's Fat Tuesday. Pass the paczki!

To celebrate Fat Tuesday, some bakeries are serving up an Eastern European tradition. Scott Jagow asks Sandy Bakic at the Martha Washington Bakery in Hamtramck, Michigan what exactly "paczki" is.

Muted tones to dress a dull economy

The economy not only affects our wallet, but our sense of style. Jill Barshay reports some designers are working with more all-purpose colors and more affordable in a new wave of recession chic.
Posted In: Economy

Hannah Montana movie rocks Disney

While Disney may be disappointed with slumping theme park attendance, it can rest easier with the Hannah Montana movie racking in records at the box office. Lisa Napoli has more on the concert film "3D."
Posted In: Entertainment

Election year slow for political books

In an election year not dominated by one single polarizing figure, political books are struggling to enjoy the popularity they once did. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports publishers still have plenty of them on their spring lists.
Posted In: Retail

Burt's Bees generates a consumer buzz

Natural skin care maker Burt's Bees' latest ad campaign sizes up the synthetics in rivals' products with Burt's natural ingredients. But some find these ads ironic for a company owned by Clorox. Sarah Garder reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Bush's budget meets Congress

Democratic Senator Kent Conrad will lead the Senate Budget Committee today in an attack against President Bush's 2009 budget. He claims the plan leaves out the cost of Iraq and other details. Jeremy Hobson reports.

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