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Katrina takes a bite out of Gulf oil

Aug 31, 2005
Hurricane Katrina may be shaping up as the worst disaster to ever strike the US energy business. This storm has highlighted just how vulnerable the energy industry is. Sam Eaton reports.

The fragile balance of global trade

Aug 31, 2005
Whether it's a hurricane or 9-11, a major disaster can make us re-examine our infrastructure. Like fancy systems we've devised for just-in-time inventories and job outsourcing. Writer and commentator Barry Lynn takes a look.

For some, Katrina isn't all bad

Aug 31, 2005
It may seem early to be talking about it. But business — from shipping to construction — has to go on. Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks at what could be Katrina's silver lining.

The news from Wall Street

Aug 31, 2005
The US economy wasn't moving quite as fast last quarter as we first thought. The GDP grew 3.3 percent between April and June. Amy Scott looks at that and other financial news.

Too poor to go

Aug 31, 2005
When authorities ordered people along the coasts of the Gulf states to evacuate, many folks couldn't afford to leave. Dan Grech caught up with some of them at the Orange Grove Housing Project, just off Mobile Bay.

Taking a big hit from Katrina

Aug 31, 2005
A gas leak, ham sandwiches, and beach chairs: Dan Grech reports on how one father-son business weathered Hurricane Katrina.

Surf City USA

Aug 31, 2005
California's Huntington Beach plans to license a line of "Surf City USA" beach apparel and accessories. Nancy Farghalli reports that there may be a few swells along the way.

Hurricane Katrina: the aftermath

Aug 30, 2005
Marketplace host Cheryl Glaser gets the latest from the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina from Dan Grech in Alabama and Eric Gallichant, spokeman for the Mobile police department. Patrick Hirsch then takes a look at New Orleans' evacuation.

Poverty rate climbs to 12.7 percent

Aug 30, 2005
It's not the kind of streak you want to brag about: The US Census Bureau says the nation's poverty rate climbed in 2004 for the fourth straight year. Hillary Wicai looks behind the numbers.

How now American cow?

Aug 30, 2005
The Agriculture Department announced new rules today for tracking cattle. As Helen Palmer reports from the Marketplace Healthdesk at WGBH, the new standards will please beef producers.

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