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AFL-CIO: remember us

| Sep 29, 2005
Today the AFL-CIO is holding a press conference demanding fair wages for workers in the hurricane rebuilding effort. Two days ago, the Change to Win breakaway unions had their first convention. Sam Eaton reports.

Airline unions hit turbulence

| Sep 29, 2005
Airlines operting in bankruptcy have asked airline unions to make millions of dollars worth of wage and benefit concessions. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland reports on what power the unions have to bargain in bankruptcy.

Telecom lobby calling

| Sep 29, 2005
Noticed that your phone bill just keeps getting higher? Big telecommunications companies and their lobbyists have worked hard to stall regulation of phone rates. William Kistner reports.

Dailmer's Dilemma

| Sep 29, 2005
Key in Germany's still-inconclusive elections were German labor laws that make it very difficult for employers to fire employees. Alisa Roth reports that's making things tough for Daimler-Chrysler, which wants to lay off 8,000 workers.

Warm your home with Bio-Heat

| Sep 29, 2005
A long cold lonely winter is on its way, and we keep hearing about rising prices for heating oil. As more Americans look for alternatives, Marketplace's Brian Watt looks at one.

The former House Majority leader

| Sep 28, 2005
Tom DeLay has been in Congress for 25 years. Until about 10am he was the House Majority leader. But party rules say you can't have that job if you've been indicted. From KUT in Austin, Michael May has the story.

Governor Blanco on the Hill

Hilary Wicai | Sep 28, 2005
More big hurricane hearings in Washington today. At stake: long term aid. Markteplace's Hillary Wicai reports on what kind of economic assistance the Gulf Coast will need to rebuild. And what it might get.

Put it on the card

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Sep 28, 2005
The American Bankers Association said today the percentage of past-due credit card payments reached an all-time high this spring. That's before the hurricanes hit the gulf. Ashley Milne-Tyte has more.

A diamond, a fast car, and a Dell

Rachel Dornhelm | Sep 28, 2005
At the Ritz Carlton hotel in New York today a new luxury line was rolled out. By Dell — a computer company with a reputation for bargains. Rachel Dornhelm looked into why Dell is so intent on movin' on up.

Whaddaya want, a whole phone system?

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 28, 2005
Former Federal Communications Commission chairman Reed Hundt talks to host Kai Ryssdal about what it would take to keep emergency communications up and running during a disaster like Katrina.