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SEC chair recuses himself from Frist investigation

Sep 26, 2005
Christopher Cox will not participate in the SEC investigation into Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, who is in the regulatory spotlight over a stock sale made by his blind trust. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Deborah Solomon.

Medicare's new drug benefit

Sep 26, 2005
It'll be a bit different from the old-fashioned, government-run Medicare. The Feds will be helping seniors buy private insurance to cover their medications. Scott Tong reports on the marketing blitz.

Taking DVD piracy very seriously

Sep 26, 2005
A couple of Americans in Shanghai were arrested for selling pirated DVDs over the Internet. They went to jail — in China. The case has some lessons. Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford reports.

The Sloan Sessions: Pricing gasoline

Sep 26, 2005
With another gasoline price hike likely after a second hurricane has blown through the oil-rich gulf, host Scott Jagow talks to Newsweek's Allan Sloan about how gas prices are determined.

Hurricane Rita's economic silver lining

Sep 26, 2005
KUT's Larry Schooler reports that for Austin, Texas, Hurricane Rita and its evacuees are bringing new business to the city.

After Rita: the view from here

Sep 26, 2005
Once the initial blow of Hurricane Rita is absorbed, what can we expect in terms of broad economic ripples? Stacy Vanek-Smith reports.

Gulf businesses survive Rita

Sep 26, 2005
Ed Mayberry, business reporter for KUHF Radio in Houston, reports on how the oil and chemical infrastructure fared.

Katrina, Entergy and Chapter 11

Sep 26, 2005
The biggest company in New Orleans is Entergy, which provides the city's power. Now the company is filing for bankruptcy in its New Orleans branch — because of Katrina. Dan Grech reports.

Medicare media blitz

Sep 26, 2005
The government is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to get the word out about its new prescription drug benefit. Is the blitz likely to calm or confuse the very seniors it's aimed at? Helen Palmer reports.

Is the Endangered Species Act endangered?

Sep 26, 2005
A floor vote is imminent in the House on changes to the Endangered Species Act. The changes would restrict the government's ability to set aside "critical habitat" for threatened plants and animals. Jane Lindholm reports.

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