Marketplace PM for February 1, 2007
Feb 1, 2007

Marketplace PM for February 1, 2007

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Putting odds on FDA approval

Feb 1, 2007
Researchers in Boston said today they've figured out a way to get around the problem of developing drugs that never get approved by the FDA. Helen Palmer reports.

Americans are spending their savings

Feb 1, 2007
The savings rate in the United States has hit the lowest level since the early 1930s, the Commerce Department says. Back then the Great Depression was the reason. What's going on now? Amy Scott reports.

Desperation, frustration cloud Afghans' hopes

Feb 1, 2007
In the five years since the Taliban was driven out of power in Afghanistan, the quality of life has gotten worse for many in the country. Miranda Kennedy reports from Kabul.

What if corporate America adopted NFL's 'Rooney Rule'?

Feb 1, 2007
Commentator Dwayne Ballen says the arrival of two black coaches on the NFL's biggest stage — this Sunday's Super Bowl — could have big implications beyond the playing field.

Whoa ... that is one BIG flat-screen

Feb 1, 2007
What would you think if advertisers could put actual video ads right on the fields of football stadiums? Alex Goldmark reports that technology might have an answer in just a few short years.

Is figure skating in a death spiral on TV?

Feb 1, 2007
What was once television gold has moved down the podium a bit. Business-of-sports analyst Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about figure skating's melting popularity with TV audiences.

New push for family, medical leave &mdash; <em>with</em> pay

Feb 1, 2007
Millions of Americans don't take advantage of the Family and Medical Leave Act because it's time off without pay. But a new bill by Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd aims to change that. Sarah Gardner reports.