Marketplace PM for April 27, 2005

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Will super-sized Airbus meet industry expectations?

The new Airbus super-jumbo -- the A380 -- lifted off for the first time today. But how well will it do with airlines? Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.
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Polaroid retirees see little from sale

Retired employees at Polaroid won't be seeing much of a payout when the $426 million sale of the company goes through today. They'll each get a mere $47. Compare that to a combined $21 million sendoff that Polaroid's chairman and chief executive are getting. Marketplace's Helen Palmer has the story.
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Commentary: Oil company profits

High oil prices have oil companies raking in record profits these days. But commentator Vijay Vaitheswaran says the profits mask some very serious problems.
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Paid sick leave bill

Do big oil trouble and the price of gas make you a bit queasy? Maybe you're thinking about calling in sick tomorrow? That's not really an option if you're one of the millions of Americans who don't have paid sick leave. Today - a couple of Democrats introduced a bill that aims to change that. From the Marketplace Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai reports.
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Who should foot the bill for downed jockeys?

Today in Louisville Kentucky, a U.S. District Court heard a lot about horses. Racehorses, to be exact. Jockeys are fighting with track owners over just how much risk they should bear on the job. Injuries caused by a 40-mile-an-hour spill can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care. Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, opens its racing season this Saturday -- but both sides are digging in. Kahtleen Adams reports.

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