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A place of one's own in Baton Rouge

| Sep 13, 2005
Baton Rouge has been flooded — by people and businesses that left points south. Sam Eaton reports that suddenly becoming Louisiana's largest city creates plenty of opportunities — and strains.

Getting development right

| Sep 13, 2005
Kai Ryssdal talks to international development expert Nancy Birdsdall. She says the UN and its rich members need to live up to the promises they've made, and to think beyond just giving handouts to the developing world.
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Your letters

| Sep 13, 2005
On the Mississippi flood of 1927, skyrocketing gas prices, and a biology lesson about toads.

Hu Jintao goes to Washington

| Sep 13, 2005
President Bush met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao in New York today.Chances are they'll talk about trade — and the rising Chinese consumption of oil. Ruth Kirchner reports on what's driving demand.

Cleaning up in Alabama

| Sep 13, 2005
There's money to be made in the wake of a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, and quick-thinking entrepreneurs are out in force in the ruined Gulf Coast offering services from tree-removal to mold-eradication. Dan Grech reports.

Changing emissions rules

| Sep 13, 2005
The Senate votes this afternoon on legislation aimed at strengthening Mercury emissions rules weakened by the EPA. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Is mercury the new lead?

| Sep 13, 2005
Oncologist Kent Bransford, the incoming president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, says that weaker Mercury rules may cost the U.S. economy intellectual capital in the long run.

Oracle snaps up Siebel Systems

| Sep 12, 2005
Today Oracle announced that it will acquire rival Siebel Systems for $5.8 billion. How long can Oracle play the takeover game? Marketplace's Business Editor Cheryl Glaser has a look.

Good news for farmers

| Sep 12, 2005
Hurricane Katrina was bad for traffic along the Mississippi River, but it may be getting back to normal. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports the government had something interesting to say about crops today.

Kudos to Koizumi

| Sep 12, 2005
Tokyo's Nikkei hit a four year high today — Japanese investors took a shine to the landslide victory Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi won over the weekend. Jocelyn Ford reports.
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