Marketplace PM for October 14, 2005

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Inflation: the dreaded word

In September, consumer prices saw their biggest jump in 25 years. Energy prices are up 12 percent — the sharpest rise since the feds started keeping records back in '57. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy

Refco unwinds

Just days after its CEO was charged with fraud, futures brokerage Refco said this morning it will be unwinding its clients holdings. That's Wall Street talk for practically going out of business. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Bird flu: Migrating our way?

Bird flu is in Asia and parts of Europe. Can North America be far behind? From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer checks in with America's poultry producers.
Posted In: Health

Canada gets tough

Canadians: Nice people. Polite to us south of their border. But now they're getting a little peeved about something called soft lumber. From Toronto, Steve McNally reports.
Posted In: Canada

New Orleans diaspora: Baton Rouge

On August 27, Baton Rouge had a population of about 415,000. 48 hours later that number had doubled. Now the state capital is suffering the effects of what could become a permanent migration. Karen Henderson explains.

The week on Wall Street

David Johnson talks to host Kai Ryssdal about the markets' tough week, billionaire investing, and Paris Hilton.
Posted In: Wall Street

Boss Day on Sunday? That's fishy.

National Boss Day is coming up &mdash; this <em>Sunday</em>. If you're aspiring to be boss, you may be wondering if you have to be a jerk to get to the corner office. Richard Conniff has some idea.

A youthful cocktail

Thanks to targeted liquor industry marketing, urban 20 and 30-somethings are ordering up high-end spirits. To get the story, Apryl Lundsten pulled up a seat at the bar.