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Weathering Wilma in Florida

Dan Grech and Kai Ryssdal | Oct 25, 2005
Hurricane Wilma has stirred up heavy rains in the Northeast; Florida is drying out. It may take weeks to restore power to many, adding to the recovery time for everyone... including reporter Dan Grech.

What about the next 200 years?

Alisa Roth | Oct 25, 2005
Depending on who you talk to, the New York Stock Exchange's merger with Archipelago may have little effect, or it could mean the end a way of life that's lasted more than 200 years. Alisa Roth spoke to NYSE veterans.

It's come to this: Mom-and-Pop blogs

| Oct 25, 2005
Those ubiquitous blogs; they're cheap, direct, and can reach users wherever they may be. So naturally, blogs are now becoming a tool for small companies that might not have big marketing budgets. Patrick Hirsch reports.

The last full measure?

| Oct 25, 2005
Another sad milestone was set today in Iraq: The number of American dead has reached 2000. Commentator and political philosopher Benjamin Barber says the American rhetoric of sacrifice has died, too.

Pulitzer-prizewinner Robert Caro on NYC

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 25, 2005
Robert Caro wrote the definitive biography of Robert Moses, the man who built many of the roads and bridges that define New York. He talks to host Kai Ryssdal about New York, his hometown.
Posted In: New York

Breaking in on Wall Street

Amy Scott | Oct 25, 2005
This summer a new crop of female MBAs and college graduates entered the securities workforce. What makes them want to join a profession with such a bad reputation for workplace equality? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

New York: Making it hard to make it

| Oct 25, 2005
Author and trend-watcher Joel Kotkin discusses New York City's myriad economic troubles with host Scott Jagow.

Greenspan: a hard act to follow

| Oct 25, 2005
Ben Bernanke has been tapped to replace Alan Greenspan as the next Fed chief. Marketplace business editor Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Economy

Biding time on Wilma's dime

Dan Grech | Oct 25, 2005
Not every one displaced by Wilma had a physical address. Some were the homeless denizens of state parks in the Florida Keys. Dan Grech meets up with a few in Miami.

Blog-obsessed ... at work

Tess Vigeland | Oct 25, 2005
A new survey finds that employees are spending a chunk of work time keeping up with their favorite blogs. Tess Vigeland reports.