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Feb 5, 2007

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Sloan Sessions: The Fed and the dollar

Feb 5, 2007
The Fed is expected to hold interest rates steady for a while. Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan thinks part of the reason is pressure to keep the dollar strong.

Bird flu outbreak in Britain

Feb 5, 2007
British officials say they've contained the avian flu outbreak that hit a turkey farm there last week, but there are fears that confidence in Britain's poultry industry could be shaken. Stephen Beard reports.

South Korea's beef with U.S. meat

Feb 5, 2007
U.S. trade officials will hold talks this week over South Korea's repeated rejection of American beef shipments — a matter that's sticking in the craw of free trade negotiations with that country. Sarah Gardner reports.

Iraqi refugees turned away from public schools

Feb 5, 2007
To combat the growing economic burden imposed by Iraqis who've fled the war, neighboring Jordan has closed its public schools to families who cannot prove official residency. Amelia Templeton has the story.

Candy bar giant will stop marketing to kids

Feb 5, 2007
The maker of Snickers and Mars bars says it will stop marketing to children under 12, a move that other food companies will probably be forced to follow, says Jenny Wiggins of the Financial Times.

Toyota revs up NASCAR competition — and tempers

Feb 5, 2007
When the Toyota Camry takes to Daytona's famed speedway, it'll mark the first time that a foreign-branded car will compete full-time against the Fords, Dodges and Chevys of NASCAR's Nextel Cup series. Scott Graf reports.

Bush budget DOA?

Feb 5, 2007
The President's budget arrives on Capitol Hill this morning. He wants to cut domestic programs like Medicare while keeping tax cuts in place, but the plan isn't likely to survive a hostile Congress, Eric Niiler reports.

Another feather in Zucker's cap

Feb 5, 2007
NBC Universal could announce as early as tomorrow that Jeff Zucker will be promoted to CEO of the media giant — but he'd better resurrect those ratings if he wants to stay on top, Alisa Roth reports.

Raising the fee for the American dream

Feb 5, 2007
The government is considering a proposal to hike the application fee for U.S. citizenship from $330 to $595. Is it a fair price to pay? John Dimsdale reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC