Marketplace AM for September 26, 2005

Episode Description 

The Sloan Sessions: Pricing gasoline

With another gasoline price hike likely after a second hurricane has blown through the oil-rich gulf, host Scott Jagow talks to Newsweek's Allan Sloan about how gas prices are determined.

Hurricane Rita's economic silver lining

KUT's Larry Schooler reports that for Austin, Texas, Hurricane Rita and its evacuees are bringing new business to the city.

After Rita: the view from here

Once the initial blow of Hurricane Rita is absorbed, what can we expect in terms of broad economic ripples? Stacy Vanek-Smith reports.

Gulf businesses survive Rita

Ed Mayberry, business reporter for KUHF Radio in Houston, reports on how the oil and chemical infrastructure fared.

Katrina, Entergy and Chapter 11

The biggest company in New Orleans is Entergy, which provides the city's power. Now the company is filing for bankruptcy in its New Orleans branch — because of Katrina. Dan Grech reports.

Medicare media blitz

The government is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to get the word out about its new prescription drug benefit. Is the blitz likely to calm or confuse the very seniors it's aimed at? Helen Palmer reports.

Is the Endangered Species Act endangered?

A floor vote is imminent in the House on changes to the Endangered Species Act. The changes would restrict the government's ability to set aside "critical habitat" for threatened plants and animals. Jane Lindholm reports.

One for the machinists

Boeing has made a tentative deal with its striking machinists. Why is this union succeeding where others have failed? Jason Paur reports.

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