Marketplace PM for February 6, 2006
Posted In: Economy, Washington
President Bush sent Congress a $2.77 trillion budget plan today, calling for increased defense spending that's paid for by siphoning funding from other government programs. But as Hilary Wicai reports, at least two supplemental spending bills are likely to follow.
Posted In: Canada, Economy
Iran announced a broad economic boycott of Denmark today. This comes after many Muslims around the world have denounced cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper. Many Iraqis are pressuring their government to sever ties with countries that have published the cartoons. Stephen Beard has the story.
Posted In: Economy
The Bush administration proposed an atomic energy partnership with Russia. The controversial program would involve recycling other countries' spent nuclear fuel. But as correspondent Sarah Gardner reports, major utility companies are beginning to push plans for new reactors in the United States.
Economist and commentator Glenn Hubbard weighs in on the debate over health savings accounts.