Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Feb 5, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Bush's budget meets Congress

Feb 5, 2008
Democratic Senator Kent Conrad will lead the Senate Budget Committee today in an attack against President Bush's 2009 budget. He claims the plan leaves out the cost of Iraq and other details. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Burt's Bees generates a consumer buzz

Feb 5, 2008
Natural skin care maker Burt's Bees' latest ad campaign sizes up the synthetics in rivals' products with Burt's natural ingredients. But some find these ads ironic for a company owned by Clorox. Sarah Garder reports.

Election year slow for political books

Feb 5, 2008
In an election year not dominated by one single polarizing figure, political books are struggling to enjoy the popularity they once did. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports publishers still have plenty of them on their spring lists.

Hannah Montana movie rocks Disney

Feb 5, 2008
While Disney may be disappointed with slumping theme park attendance, it can rest easier with the Hannah Montana movie racking in records at the box office. Lisa Napoli has more on the concert film "3D."

Muted tones to dress a dull economy

Feb 5, 2008
The economy not only affects our wallet, but our sense of style. Jill Barshay reports some designers are working with more all-purpose colors and more affordable in a new wave of recession chic.

It's Fat Tuesday. Pass the paczki!

Feb 5, 2008
To celebrate Fat Tuesday, some bakeries are serving up an Eastern European tradition. Scott Jagow asks Sandy Bakic at the Martha Washington Bakery in Hamtramck, Michigan what exactly "paczki" is.

BP loses profits on refinery problems

Feb 5, 2008
While oil companies like Shell and Exxon are reporting record profits, BP is down 22 percent from the previous year. Stephen Beard reports with refining issues in the U.S., it's not entirely unexpected.

UAW election support not from cash

Feb 5, 2008
The United Auto Workers is in the middle of its annual legislative conference, and as its an election year, the union is more fired up than usual. But Steve Tripoli reports UAW support doesn't come directly from funding.

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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