Marketplace AM for September 2, 2005

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The Big Easy's tough location

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

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

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

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.

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