Marketplace PM for August 29, 2006
Steven Smith of American RadioWorks returns to the rebuilt city of Biloxi, Mississippi and finds a very different economy — and not everyone can afford to live in the new Biloxi.
The Feds have launched yet another investigation into BP, this time for manipulating oil and gas prices. Just two months ago, the oil giant was found guilty for manipulating the propane market. Hillary Wicai reports.
The College Board released results showing the largest drop in SAT scores in 30 years. The test was longer the say. But critics argue that the drop exposes fundamental problems with the testing business itself. Steve Tripoli reports.
Commentator Ed Glaeser says one way to remove the bureaucratic red tape that's held up rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast is to distribute all of the relief money directly to the people affected.