Marketplace AM for September 14, 2005

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From New Orleans to Austin

Joy Diaz reports from KUT in Austin, Texas, on how officials there are trying to hustle evacuees out of shelters and into jobs.

The Public's Business: a bite of pork

Congress has appropriated over $62 billion to rebuild what was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and the total will be much more. Robert Reich has one idea about where to find the money.

A star-studded UN agenda

Presidents, prime ministers and kings from more than 180 countries converge on United Nations headquarters in New York today — it's the biggest world summit in the UN's 60-year history.

Thinking China in Washington

A report from the Center for Public Integrity shows the Chinese government and associated companies have spent at least $19 million to lobby Congress over the past eight years. And William Kistner reports it might be even more.

Katrina hits home prices?

Hurricane Katrina is predicted to take its toll on the country's economy — Marketplace Business Editor Cheryl Glaser looks at what it might mean for real estate.

The other affected fuel

Officials are on the Gulf Coast this week trying to figure out how badly pipelines and processing facilities were damaged. But it's not oil we're talking — it's natural gas. Alisa Roth reports.

Something to grouse about

What deer hunting is to America, grouse hunting is to Britain. But this year, an infestation of worms has caused the grouse population to plummet. Patrick Hirsch reports that hunters aren't the only ones affected.

Another suit against Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart has been slapped with a class-action suit alleging that it buys good from overseas sweatshops. How might the case impact the low-cost leader? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports

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