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Jobs and unemployment

Sep 2, 2005
US employers created a solid 169,000 new jobs last month. And unemployment fell to 4.9 percent — its lowest level in four years. Hillary Wicai looks at whether these numbers point to which way the wind blows.

Albertson's goes on the block

Sep 2, 2005
Albertson's grocery chain may soon have a new product for sale — itself. As Marketplace's Amy Scott reports, shares of Albertson's and its competitors went flying off the shelves.

The week on Wall Street

Sep 2, 2005
Cheryl Glaser talks to analyst David Johnson about what he calls the longest five days in a very long time.

The Big Easy's tough location

Sep 2, 2005
It'll be weeks before the people of New Orleans can return home, maybe years before the city is anything like its old self. Louisiana State University professor Craig Colten says the city's location is a blessing and a curse.

Climbing gas prices and consumer spending

Sep 2, 2005
Despite rising gas prices, people are spending as much as ever. Looks like Katrina might bring that to an end. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.

Resources to help New Orleans

Sep 2, 2005
Tonight NBC airs a telethon to raise money for hurricane relief. Commentator Gary Bridges says that oil companies should step in.

Getting the news from New Orleans

Sep 2, 2005
New Orleans' Times-Picayune newspaper just publihsed its first print version since the storm — it's been publishing online only. Veteran Newsman Adam Clayton Powell III says that in this crisis, new technologies are helping newsmakers and news consumers.

Funding recovery

Sep 1, 2005
The head of New Orleans' emergency operations said today that FEMA's response to the hurricane has been "a national disgrace." Hillary Wicai looks at how high the recovery bill could go — and how it will get paid.

Keeping businesses going on the Gulf?

Sep 1, 2005
Employers with operations along the Gulf Coast are also pitching in and helping with disaster relief. Many have set up hotlines and emergency shelters for displaced workers and their families. Amy Scott reports.

Facing gas shortages

Sep 1, 2005
Power outages are affecting the pipelines that carry fuel from the Gulf Coast to other parts of the Southeast. From WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jaime Bedrin reports.

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