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e(uro)Bay

Feb 8, 2006
The online auction service has set its sights on Europe. But as Janet Babin reports, the Old World has some obstacles that might limit eBay's growth there.

World's biggest cruise ship

Feb 7, 2006
Royal Caribbean International has ordered up the world's largest ocean liner. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at what's behind the move.

Kicking the oil habit

Feb 7, 2006
Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran argues that President Bush's call to end America's addiction to oil is a good start... but much more needs to be done.

'Frankenfoods' ruling

Feb 7, 2006
The World Trade Organization is expected to rule today on a dispute between Europe and the US over genetically modified foods. Helen Palmer looks at what's at stake.

Lawmakers take up the budget

Feb 7, 2006
Today, President Bush's budget proposal lands in Congress, where both the House and Senate have scheduled committee hearings to consider it. Eric Niiler has more on how the debate over the President's spending priorities is shaping up.

The Sloan Sessions: the return of 30-year bonds

Feb 6, 2006
Later this week, the federal government will sell 30-year treasury bonds for the first time since 2001.Back then, the U.S. had a budget surplus, and had the money to pay off some of its $8 trillion dollar debt.But now, the deficit is mounting and the money's not there. Newsweek's Alan Sloan looks into whether investors are clamoring to buy the long bond.

India to buy Brazilian oil field

Feb 6, 2006
India has a growing appetite for oil. To feed that need India's state energy company is close to buying a 30% stake in a Brazilian oil field known as Project Sugar Loaf. Dan Grech reports from the America's Desk.

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The budget heads to Congress

Feb 6, 2006
In his State of Union address, President Bush said he'd offer a budget that would cut funding for 140 domestic programs. Today, the President sends that budget request to Capitol Hill, but some wonder if it'll even make a dent in the deficit. Hilary Wicai reports.

The future of Wendy's

Feb 6, 2006
Wendy's has seen some frosty sales numbers lately. Today, the fast food company meets with analysts - to try to convince them things are turning around. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.

"Company" author Max Barry

Feb 6, 2006
Max Barry got quite a shock when he went to work in sales at Hewlett Packard after college. He found the business world daunting... and inspirational. He's just written the ultimate satire of life in the corporation. It's called "Company", and it begins with the theft of a donut.