Marketplace PM for February 5, 2007

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Dems gear up to contest Bush's budget

In his 2008 budget, President Bush bases his proposals on steady economic growth and low inflation. But those assumptions are seen as questionable down at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

Could friendly skies become a tollway?

CE0s who fly around in company jets might have to start paying special fees to use the FAA's air-traffic-control system. Commercial airlines say it's about time. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Travel

Chrysler may join GM, Ford in making cuts

Daimler-Chrysler's putting together a major restructuring plan, according to The Detroit News. Alisa Roth explains that we'll know a whole lot more next week.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

NBC looks to new generation with Zucker

NBC Universal is expected to name Jeff Zucker as its new CEO. He's been running NBC's television group. Daily Variety's Joe Adalian talks with Kai Ryssdal about what the change means for the media conglomerate.
Posted In: Entertainment, New York

Let's be franc

A poll says much of France's population thinks abandoning the franc for the euro was a mistake. In one small town, the franc is still legal tender. John Laurenson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Tomorrow's perfect employee

After reading "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells, commentator Moira Manion has some thoughts about what we might expect for the workers of the future.
Posted In: Jobs

Neat and tidy nicotine

There's a new nicotine gel that's supposed to cure a smoker's cravings for hours. Marketplace's Sean Cole is a smoker, so we sent him to check it out. He was rubbing his hands over the assignment.
Posted In: Health

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