Marketplace for August 31, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for August 31, 2011

Recovering from Irene, and thinking about infrastructure

Many parts of New York and the Northeast are still dealing with the major structural effects of Hurricane Irene.
Posted In: Environment

A return to the workforce

Susan Poland underwent a tough year of being unemployed, but today, she started a new job.
Posted In: Jobs

Military funding spurs clean-tech innovation

As the Pentagon looks to cut oil use, its efforts are giving a boost to start-up technology that could one day go mainstream.

The wild, wild north

Exxon Mobil's deal to explore Russia's Arctic north is a risky bet in a country where executives recently required safehouses.
Posted In: Oil

U.S. sues to block AT&T's takeover of T-Mobile

The Justice Department sues to scuttle the proposed $39 billion deal, saying AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile merger would reduce competition for cell phone service.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Letters: Professor productivity, a vocabulary lesson

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: tracking professor productivity, a history lesson on the military and oil, and a vocabulary lesson.

Let's call it Hurricane Euro

Hurricane Irene could cause more than $10 billion in damage. But there's another storm brewing that might cost more.

The return of stimulus

President Obama calls on Congress to pass spending bill to help job creation.
Posted In: Jobs

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Found A Job
Talking Heads
Chain
School of Seven Bells
Little Secrets (Album Version)
Passion Pit
Rock & Folk
Marc Grau