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Marketplace AM for February 23, 2007
Feb 23, 2007

Marketplace AM for February 23, 2007

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NASCAR willing to consider biofuel

Feb 23, 2007
GM is urging NASCAR to follow the IndyCar Series' lead and switch over to ethanol-based fuel as U.S. automakers try to push the alternative into the mainstream. And NASCAR isn't scoffing at the idea.

Crunching the Oscar numbers

Feb 23, 2007
As Hollywood prepares for Sunday's Academy Awards show, Daily Variety's Mike Speier breaks down the cash flow that makes it all come together.

Defense spending in the private sector

Feb 23, 2007
American defense contractors aren't the only ones looking to buy up some of the overseas competition. Britain's BAE Systems reportedly has a lengthy shopping list of U.S. companies.

France, Germany talk job cuts

Feb 23, 2007
Jacques Chirac and Angela Merkel are trying to get the Airbus restructuring plan back on the runway. Germany balked at the initial plan which reportedly had it suffering the bulk of job cuts in the jointly-owned company.
The Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, sits near the new Terminal 3, Pier 6 after landing for the first time at Heathrow Airport in London on May 18, 2006.
Scott Barbour (c) Getty Images

First 'green certified' gas station opens today

Feb 23, 2007
BP unveils its Helios House solar-powered gas station in Los Angeles today, but activists say it doesn't address the real problem, because it's still pumping out the same old gas.

Juice lovers feelin' the squeeze

Feb 23, 2007
It's been a rough year for oranges. We had a freeze in California. And a shortage in Florida. That's pushed OJ prices higher and higher . . . and higher. But heavy rains in Brazil may bring some relief.

Russia yanks Boeing order

Feb 23, 2007
President Putin has blocked Russia's state-controlled airline Aeroflot from purchasing 22 Boeing Dreamliners in a move that appears to be more about politics than planes.

Do women deserve equal pay at Wimbledon?

Feb 23, 2007
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad says female tennis players may provide just as much entertainment value as the men, but when it comes down to it, it really isn't equal pay for equal work.

Red carpet. Big stars. Green cars.

Feb 23, 2007
The buzzword on Oscar's red carpet this year is green. Celebrities will arrive at the Academy Awards in environmentally-friendly cars ranging from plug-in hybrids to the smokin' hot electric Tesla Roadster.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC