Marketplace PM for February 10, 2006

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The trade deficit just keeps unfolding like a flower...

The US trade deficit soared to an all-time high of $725.8 billion in 2005, hitting record levels with pretty much every country the US trades with. But as Amy Scott reports, there are some surprises in the numbers.
Posted In: Economy

What worries business about the PATRIOT Act?

Congress is moving to renew the PATRIOT Act, but businesses are worried about some of the provisions of the new bill. Eric Niiler has the story.

Tax e-filing - the wave of the future

February may feel early to be worrying about taxes, but tax day is fast approaching. As Alisa Roth reports from New York, a growing number of states are requiring preparers to file electronically... or face hefty fines.

David Johnson checks in

Kai Ryssdal talks with Dallas stock broker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

Mattel's Bob Eckert on running the world's biggest toy company

The toy industry's big trade show gets down to business in New York this weekend. Meanwhile, in our new series "Conversations from the Corner Office," Kai talks with Mattel's CEO Bob Eckert about the perks and responsibilities of running the world's biggest toymaker.

Tomatoes are ready for their close-up

For the first time, a tomato is starring in its own television commercial. Raisins, beef, and milk have all had their star turns. Mushrooms may be next. From WLRN in Miami, Lyn Millner reports on how to make a garden variety item a hot commodity.

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