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Time to tax big oil?

| Oct 6, 2005
Estimates for hurricane reconstruction costs run from $100-$250 billion. Some lawmakers are calling for taxes on the windfall profits oil companies have been enjoying. But commentator Glenn Hubbard thinks that's a bad idea.

Returning to Waveland

Dan Grech | Oct 6, 2005
Waveland is — was — a small town on the Mississippi coast. Almost the only building left standing after Katrina was the Coast Inn and Suites. Dan Grech goes back for another visit.

Don't despair. Or then again, do.

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 6, 2005
It's conventional wisdom that happy workers are productive workers, and productive workers are profitable workers. Lawrence Kersten is a management consultant who says conventional wisdom is very wrong.

<a href="">Marketplace podcasts</a>

| Oct 6, 2005
<a href="">Marketplace has launched Marketplace Takeout, a free weekly podcast that collects the best stories from Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money. Find out how to subscribe.</a>

Chris Farrell on 401-Ks

| Oct 6, 2005
Host Scott Jacgow talks to Chris Farrell from Marketplace Money on employees, employers, and savings.

You don't know Jack

| Oct 6, 2005
On commercial music radio, it seems Wolfman Jack has been replaced by just... Jack. Gideon D'Arcangelo has more.

Whee for Michelle Wie

Tess Vigeland | Oct 6, 2005
Marketplace's Business of Sports Commentator David Carter talks to host Tess Vigeland about golf phenomenon Michelle Wie's decision to go pro &#8212; at age 16.

Food stamp cuts

Rachel Dornhelm | Oct 6, 2005
The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to vote today on a proposal to cut more than half a billion dollars from the federal food stamp program. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

GPS for parolees

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 6, 2005
The Golden State on Wednesday announced plans to track parolees using satellites. Officials say the program will save the state $1 billion a year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports

Smokey influence

Helen Palmer | Oct 6, 2005
Despite setbacks, Big Tobacco continues to be a major player in Washington &#8212; the only thing that's changed is its tactics. Helen Palmer reports.