Marketplace PM for February 1, 2006
Posted In: Health
The State of the Union address focused most strongly on foreign affairs and terrorism. But the president gave a push to one of his favorite initiatives: Health saving accounts. As Helen Palmer reports, the prospect of more cash flowing into these new health care accounts is reshaping health insurance -- and financial services.
As car buyers shed their old cars for the hotter, 2006 models, dealers have found themselves inundated with trade-ins. This over supply in the used-car market is having a ripple effect, all the way to Mexico. Jordana Gustafson has the story.
United Airlines emerges from bankruptcy today, just as Jet Blue announced first quarter losses. What does an airline need to do to make a profit? What will United do lift its stock value? Bob Moon has the story.
Yum Foods has won a 5-year contract to sponsor the Kentucky Derby. The company, which owns Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, is the first-ever sponsor of the Derby. Curt Nickish reports on the significance.
Three Massachusetts women have filed a suit against Wal-Mart because the store does not carry an emergency contraceptive. A new Massachusetts law allows pharmacists to sell the 'Plan B' pill without a prescription. But as Alisa Roth explains, Wal-Mart pharmacies don't stock it.
Posted In: Economy
The president's State of the Union address last night started with a discussion of the economy, and how the government can make the economy more competitive. Kai Ryssdal speaks with competitiveness expert Clyde Prestowitz about whether the president's prescription will cure what ails the US economy.