Marketplace AM for February 7, 2007
Feb 7, 2007

Marketplace AM for February 7, 2007

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Enough with CBO secrecy

Feb 7, 2007
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says too many good bills are lost to bad cost projections and that lawmakers should demand the Congressional Budget Office open up its scoring models.

Europe's auto emissions compromise

Feb 7, 2007
Cars sold in the EU may soon have to meet emissions standards 18 percent lower than current limits. Environmentalists say it's not enough. Automakers say it's going to force up the price of cars.

Demand for office space flares

Feb 7, 2007
While the housing market continues its decline, commercial real estate is a red-hot investment opportunity thanks to rising rents and low interest rates.

Hedge funds for everyone

Feb 7, 2007
Smaller investors will have a chance to get in on hedge fund action previously available only to the wealthy later this week when Fortress Investment Group goes public.

A hippie's guide to backpacks and success

Feb 7, 2007
Cash Peters digs around inside JanSport to bring us a behind-the-scenes look at how the popular backpack maker made it happen.

Taking the fleet to Aero India

Feb 7, 2007
For the first time, the U.S. has flown in its big guns for India's air show. They want a slice of a market expected to generate as much as $30 billion in defense deals — not to mention India's booming commercial travel industry.

Movies more on demand than ever

Feb 7, 2007
Amazon and TiVo are teaming up to bridge the gap between your PC and your living room. They plan to offer movies downloaded from the Internet straight to your TV.

Subsidy cuts with a side of greens

Feb 7, 2007
The Senate takes a look at the 2007 farm bill today. On the table: cutting subsidies to the wealthiest farmers, aiming more money at conservation and spending to promote American fruits and vegetables.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC