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Marketplace AM for October 4, 2006
Oct 4, 2006

Marketplace AM for October 4, 2006

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Baby à la benefits

Oct 4, 2006
France is bucking Europe's trend of declining birthrates by providing benefits such as guaranteed parental leave and large childcare subsidies. Eleanor Beardsley has the story.

Time to scrap the super-jumbo jet?

Oct 4, 2006
Following news that delivery of the Airbus A380 will be delayed until the second half of 2007, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on whether it might be time for parent company EADS to cut its losses.

Steel glut seems imminent

Oct 4, 2006
U.S. steel makers say growing Chinese exports of cheap steel raise questions about the future of the American industry. Sam Eaton reports.

Mets compete with their pocketbook

Oct 4, 2006
New York's "other" baseball team starts its playoff run today. Lisa Napoli reports that the New York Mets' success is the product of hard work — and big spending.

Wal-Mart turning workers into voters

Oct 4, 2006
Retail giant Wal-Mart last week began giving its workers postage-paid voter registration cards and providing them information on pro-business candidates. Commentator Newt Gingrich says what's wrong with that?

More bad housing news

Oct 4, 2006
Despite signs earlier this week that the housing market could be stabilizing, a new report out today finds the opposite. Janet Babin reports.

A little relief for U.S. automakers

Oct 4, 2006
Toyota's fuel-efficient line continues to outsell the rest of the field, but lower gas prices have taken some pressure off domestic automakers. Even sales of trucks and SUVs have bounced back a bit as prices at the pump drop. Hillary Wicai reports.

Move over hot air dryers . . .

Oct 4, 2006
British entrepreneur James Dyson has launched a new hand dryer which he claims will revolutionize the restroom experience. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC