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The Bush Administration is projecting the deficit for the next White House will be about half a trillion. But Allan Sloan takes Scott Jagow through the numbers and explains why it's probably closer to $900 billion.
Vioxx users who sued Merck will begin to receive payouts from the lawsuit this week. But Dan Grech reports several claimants are saying the money they receive won't be enough to cover the damage done.
The Federal Reserve meets tomorrow on interest rates, and Fed watchers expect the federal funds rate to stay at 2 percent. Jeremy Hobson reports why some say a steady rate is more likely -- and why it may be safer.
In a shrinking media market, staff at newspapers and magazines have to wear many hats. But many foreign-focused newspapers in the U.S. have already gotten the hang of working with a smaller staff. Rob Schmitz has more.
The Beijing Olympics are just days away, and the Chinese capital stands to benefit from millions of dollars in infrastructure. Lisa Chow reports just how much might go into the city.
As turbulence continues in the airline industry, British Airways and American Airlines want to huddle together to cut costs. Stephen Beard reports the union may benefit both carriers, but it's not a marriage.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 04, 2008