Marketplace AM for September 28, 2005

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The Public's Business: consumer (un)confidence

While hurricane recovery and rebuilding efforts are expected to pump billions into the US economy, commentator Robert Reich says that may not be enough to offset the chill Katrina and Rita have put on consumer sentiment.

Entergy rewires the Gulf

Energy company Entergy has declared bankruptcy for its New Orleans subsidiary, but that doesn't mean it's not getting back to work. Marketplace's Dan Grech reports.

Party's over, back to work

They're sweeping up confetti in St. Louis today after Change To Win concluded its founding convention. With the hoopla over, what's the new federation's first priority? John Dimsdale reports from St. Louis.

Global warming hearing

Today a Senate committee will talk about science and politics, and this whole global warming thing will likely be debated. But Sam Eaton reports that many business leaders think the verdict is already in.

Golden State (Working) Warriors

A study out today says a California family of four must bring in $71,000 a year just to make ends meet. From the Work and Family Desk, Sarah Gardner reports on what these figures signal for the rest of the country.

Kodak in the digital revolution

As Eastman Kodak convenes a meeting of institutional investors today, questions continue to swirl over whether the leader in print photography has what it takes to compete in the digital age. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Postal budget planning

Postal Service CFO Richard Strasser said Tuesday the U.S. Mail is expected to operate in the red next year — about $1.8 billion in the red. Tess Vigeland reports.

New hospital commitment: save lives

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement hopes to save 100,000 lives in the next 18 months by improving hospital care. As Helen Palmer reports, this might also help hospitals increase their bottom lines.

Bouncing monkeys and trivia quizzes

Internet advertising revenue was up 26% for the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2004. If the Internet is picking up steam in ad revenue, is any traditional media losing it? Andrea Gardner reports.

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