Marketplace Morning Report for September 1, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 1, 2008

The state of the American worker

Labor Day has become a time for end-of-summer sales and barbecues, but it really is intended as a way of honoring workers. With that in mind, Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at how the American worker is doing.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Health, Housing, Jobs, Retail, Retirement, Savings

What if Gustav damages refineries?

The Gulf oil derricks are said to be better prepared to handle a hurricane than they were three years ago. The real threat is to Gulf area refineries. Scott Jagow talks with an oil industry expert about that.
Posted In: Oil

Treasure hunting in Harvard's junk yard

Harvard University gives away tons of used furniture and office equipment at its recycling center. Hammad Ahmed reports that these days it isn't just thrift seekers picking through the piles and bins.
Posted In: Charity, Education, Retail

Markets have an eye on Gustav

While the Gulf Coast braced for Hurricane Gustav, traders were watching to see the storm's effect on energy markets. Brett Neely reports from Berlin on what issues worry traders the most.
Posted In: Oil, Science

More turbulence ahead for airlines

Airlines are already reeling from losses, and travel by air traditionally dwindles after Labor Day. John Dimsdale reports that the industry is now bracing for the biggest wave of cutbacks since Sept. 11, 2001.
Posted In: Airlines, Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Travel

Businesses still recovering from Katrina

Three years after Katrina, many Gulf state businesses remain in recovery mode, and another big hurricane could sink any hope of fully coming back. Mississippi Chamber of Commerce director Tish Williams explains.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs, Oil, Retail

Freezing out copycat ice cream trucks

I scream, you scream, we all scream for... trademark infringement? Joel Rose has more on ice cream truck company Mister Softee's legal battle against imposters.
Posted In: Food, Retail

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New Fast
Riding To Rio
William Orbit
Arco Arena (Instrumental)
Take A Picture [Hybrid Mix]
A Forest
The Cure
Achtung Baby

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