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Natural gas, the liquified way

| Sep 30, 2005
Natural gas supply disruptions caused by Katrina and Rita have buoyed the idea of building more liquefied natural gas facilities to handle increased foreign imports. KUOW's Tom Banse reports on the fight over one proposed site in the Lower Columbia River Basin.

Ford pares parts vendors

John Dimsdale | Sep 29, 2005
Ford buys $90 billion of brakes, bumpers, and other parts every year from more than 2,000 manufacturers. Today, it announced streamlining plans to and cut suppliers in half. John Dimsdale reports.

Giving to Katrina victims

Tess Vigeland | Sep 29, 2005
The American Red Cross has brought in almost $1 billion in Hurricane Katrina donations. But alongside the congratulations comes some criticism. Tess Vigeland looks at whether the Red Cross could share the bounty.

The other disasterous Bayou

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 29, 2005
James Israel and Daniel Marino — the two founders the hedge fund Bayou — confessed today to cheating their clients out of hundreds of millions of dollars. Host Kai Ryssdal gets the story.

No IPO for MLB

Kai Ryssdal | Sep 29, 2005
Major league baseball has been successful at getting people to pay for content on its website. But team owners have turned down a chance to capitalize on that profit. Diana Nyad talks to Kai Ryssdal.

A fee here, a fee there

Jeff Tyler | Sep 29, 2005
Credit card companies are getting creative with how they make money: it's in the fine print. Jeff Tyler pulls back the curtain on some credit card booby-traps that could take you by surprise.

Entergy and its employees

Dan Grech | Sep 29, 2005
Entergy, the power company, suffered more than a billion dollars in damage to plants and equipment in the recent hurricanes. Dan Grech reports on how far the company has gone to get its employees back to work.

Poverty: a divider

| Sep 29, 2005
This week, Marketplace is asking: Does poverty serve anyone's interests? And if so, whose? Commentator and Jesuit priest Gregory Boyle says poverty serves to divide but not to conquer.

Chris Farrell on poverty

| Sep 29, 2005
Host Scott Jagow talks to Marketplace Money's Chris Farrell. He says even though it appears things haven't changed much since the War on Poverty in the '60s, they have. <a href="">Look at poverty with Marketplace this week.</a>

The Ape in the Corner Office

| Sep 29, 2005
Everything Richard Conniff learned about office politics, he learned from watching apes. Well, that's not completely true. He's been watching wolves, too. And of course, lemmings. He talks to Lisa Napoli.