February 04, 2005

President Bush plans to ask Congress next week for $419.3 billion in U.S. defense spending for 2006, a 4% increase over the current $401 billion military budget. As usual, the proposed $2.5 trillion federal budget, will not include the cost of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

According to a new study from J.D. Power and Associates, there will be 38 models of hybrid vehicles available by 2011, 17 cars and 21 trucks and sport utility vehicles. Sales will plateau that year at about 535,000, or 3% of the U.S. market. Roughly 88,000 hybrids were sold in the United States in 2004, accounting for about one-half of 1% of total vehicle sales.

To make up for a lack of hotel space, Jacksonville FL is bringing in 5 cruise ships to dock near the Alltel Stadium. About 6,400 people will stay in 3,600 rooms on the ships over the Super Bowl weekend.

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