Marketplace PM for October 25, 2006

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Icahn conquers ImClone

Biotech company ImClone today named Carl Icahn as its new chairman, effectively ending months of infighting. In exchange, the financier will end his attempt to oust half of the company's board. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Dreamliner needs to shed a few pounds

Boeing said today that its new 787 jets may cost more to make because of weight problems — the same issue behind the delay of archrival Airbus' A380 super-jumbo jets. Diantha Parker reports.

Parking tax hike for gas guzzlers

A wealthy London suburb is planning to charge owners of gas-guzzling autos three times more for residential street parking, while green-car owners will park for free. Stephen Beard reports.
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Can we end our oil addiction?

Commentators David Frum and Robert Reich give their respective two cents on the issues that matter most — but probably won't get any air time — in the upcoming midterm elections. This week, alternative energy and foreign oil.

Relax and breathe in the fresh . . . marketing

More and more American businesses are using something called "scent marketing"— blowing fragrant aromas into the air to get consumers to spend more and keep coming back. Sean Cole takes a whiff.

<a href=http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/frozenassets/frozenassets_eaton_conflict.html>Alaska's conflict within</a>

As the ice melts, energy companies snatch up oil leases in the heart of Eskimo hunting and fishing grounds. Towns like Barrow, Alaska, are divided over whether to adapt or retain traditional ways of life. Sam Eaton reports.

This final note today . . .

Heavier cars usually get the blame for bad gas mileage figures, but a new study by the University of Illinois has a new culprit: heavier people.