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Bush and an environmental advocate agree?

| Oct 4, 2005
Today President Bush said we need to build more oil refineries to take care of a supply shortage. The president's actually sort of right, says environmentalist Dave Hamilton.

Giving to Muslim charities

Alex Cohen | Oct 4, 2005
Ramadan begins this evening. It's the holiest month of the year for Muslims around the world, who will fast and pray. And give to charity. That's has become more difficult since Sept 11. from KQED, Alex Cohen reports.

Copy this!

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 4, 2005
Paul Orfalea is almost 60 years old. He's a bit over six feet tall and balding a little. 36 years ago he had a full head of red, kinky hair. He used his goofy nickname when he started his company in 1970: Kinko's.

NHL: back on the ice

Tess Vigeland | Oct 4, 2005
After more than a year lost cooling its heels in a lockout, the National Hockey League will be cooling them back on the ice starting tomorrow. Tess Vigeland looks at how the owners and players are bringing the fans back.

<a href="">Did someone say "podcast"?</a>

| Oct 4, 2005
<a href="">Today Marketplace launches 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>

(Not) helping Katrina victims

Stacey Vanek Smith | Oct 4, 2005
The Department of Justice has issued its first indictment for Katrina-related Internet fraud, and as Stacey Vanek Smith reports, it's only the beginning.

Paying for the new New Orleans

| Oct 4, 2005
David Wells, a correspondent with the <em>Financial Times</em>, offers commentary on the wisdom of using municipal bonds to fund Katrina reconstruction.

It makes sew much sense

Miranda Kennedy | Oct 4, 2005
Sarah Takesh, an Iranian-American businesswoman, moved to Kabul shortly after the fall of the Taliban to start a high-end apparel business. Sound a little crazy? Maybe, Miranda Kennedy reports, but it's working.

Cutbacks and windfalls

| Oct 4, 2005
We've heard that Katrina and Rita have had a huge impact on oil and gas supplied. But as Cheryl Glaser reports, the storms have actually been a boon to some refineries.

A home run for hometowns

Rachel Dornhelm | Oct 4, 2005
The Major League Baseball play-offs get underway today. Rachel Dornhelm looks what all that national exposure means for the host cities.