Marketplace AM for October 26, 2005

Episode Description 

Hurricanes cause turbulence for airlines

This hurricane season has been particularly tough on the besieged airline industry. Rachel Dornhelm looks at just how bad it's been.

Breaking the rules of international trade?

Lots of American firms do business overseas, but foreign competitors argue the U.S. is unfairly tilting the field. Today in Washington, some will try to repeal a controversial U.S. trade practice. Scott Tong reports.

Will Big Oil lower gas prices?

Dennis Hastert called on Big Oil to lower the price of gasoline in the wake of record third quarter profits. But as Cheryl Glaser reports, this might be more politics than policy.

Go to church, earn more money. Who knew?

A new study finds that people who regularly attend religious services make more money. Tess Vigeland looks at the correlation.

Junior insomniacs?

A new study finds that youth under 18 are the fastest growing segment of the sleeping pill market. As Helen Palmer reports, Big Pharma is encouraging the trend.
Posted In: Health

Location, location, location...

Where's the hottest new real estate market? The commute might be a bit much, but if you could, would you buy property on the moon? As Jocelyn Ford reports, you actually can... and there are already buyers in China.

George Galloway in hot water

British MP and Iraqi war critic George Galloway has been accused of receiving money from the Oil For Food program. Stephen Beard reports.

Wal-Mart: Lower costs, always.

The New York Times dug up an internal Wal-mart memo that shows the company hopes to keep down its costs by hiring more part-timers and discouraging unhealthy people from applying for jobs. Scott Tong reports.

Broadway is murder

The woman behind Broadway's "The Perfect Crime" stars, takes tickets, and sweeps floors at her theater. Is this mad scramble what it takes to compete with the Disneys and Comcasts of Broadway?
Posted In: New York

The gilded age

A small businessperson struggles to make a go of it, and explains why it's worth it to be in New York, even when the bottom line might say otherwise.

Sugar a-plenty

Hurricane Wilma tore through the heart of Florida's sugar-producing region, dealing a heavy blow to the state's cane growers. But there's still plenty of sugar to go around. Marketplace's Sam Eaton reports.