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Private sector vs. public sector

Sep 8, 2005
Katrina seems to have taught us that the bigger the disaster, the bigger the role for the federal government. But history shows there's another possible outcome. Columnist and commentator Amity Shlaes explains.

Public-private partnerships

Sep 8, 2005
Ken Topping was the director of city planning in Los Angeles. He tells host Kai Ryssdal that when it comes to how New Orleans ought to be rebuilt, there needs to be a mix of public and private financing.

Delta makes a move

Sep 8, 2005
Yesterday Delta shed some domestic flights and announced it would be selling a few planes. Where exactly is the airline going? Scott Tong reports.

Airfares continuing up?

Sep 8, 2005
Airline fares shot up again last week after Hurricane Katrina caused a sharp uptick in the price of jet fuel. Marketplace's Rudy Maxa says this is just the beginning.

Refugees to get some plastic

Sep 8, 2005
The government has announced that it will provide $2,000 debit cards to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Is helping that simple? Here's Marketplace's Stacey-Vanek Smith.

Does Katrina signal a career change?

Sep 8, 2005
As New Orleans begins its long rebuilding process, small business owners weigh their options. Sam Eaton reports from New Orleans.

Chris Farrell on the impact of Katrina

Sep 8, 2005
Energy prices and inflation are two of the big concerns. Finance expert Chris Farrell says one major signpost will be whether the Federal Reserve raises interest rates later this month. he talks to host Scott Jagow.

Whither FEMA

Sep 7, 2005
Congress is debating the lessons to be learned from Hurricane Katrina. As much as anything else, it's a big management problem. Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports from Washington.

Zipping along in a hybrid machine

Sep 7, 2005
Three big carmakers — BMW, GM and Daimler Chrysler — said today they'll be teaming up to develop hybrid technology. First they'll first have to contend with Toyota — Sarah Gardner reports.

Seeking refuge in Texas

Sep 7, 2005
In Texas, they're making room for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just in shelters and the Astrodome; in private homes. Marketplace's Bob Moon has this report from Houston.

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