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Marketplace PM for March 26, 2007
Mar 26, 2007

Marketplace PM for March 26, 2007

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Automakers push flex fuel over CAFE

Mar 26, 2007
President Bush met with the Big Three to talk about flex-fuel cars. But some say fuel economy standards need to be regulated for flex-fuel efforts to be effective. Sam Eaton reports.

New home sales face bad weather

Mar 26, 2007
New home sales fell in the first quarter, according to the Commerce Department. But as Janet Babin reports, in order to understand the housing market, there's a bigger picture to consider.

A long battle ended by economics

Mar 26, 2007
After decades of hostilities in Northern Ireland, two sides have agreed to govern together. Stephen Beard reports that economics had a lot to do with the decision.

Fuel prices a hot topic

Mar 26, 2007
Among the many factors that go into the price of gas, one that isn't taken into account enough in the U.S. is temperature. Jamie Court says we need to make some adjustments.

A work of art on the road

Mar 26, 2007
While auto makers are having trouble selling their cars, the Ferrari has the unique problem of having too many customers to satisfy. Kai Ryssdal explores the problem in a Ferrari 599 with car critic Dan Neil.

Price checks go to court

Mar 26, 2007
The Supreme Court is deciding whether consumer prices should be set by manufacturers or retailers. As Amy Scott reports, Wall Street's keeping its eye on the case.

Citigroup to cut costs by cutting jobs

Mar 26, 2007
To increase profits, Citigroup is reportedly planning to cut 15,000 jobs. Analysts say this is a much-needed step by the company to become more efficient. Alisa Roth reports.

Heart study jolts drugs-versus-stents debate

Mar 26, 2007
A new report claims that stents don't work as well as drugs in preventing heart disease. The news was enough to move the markets. Helen Palmer has the story.