Marketplace PM for October 24, 2005

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A hot NY topic: Rebuilding Ground Zero

Over the weekend, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that developer Larry Silverstein should be removed rebuilding Ground Zero. Silverstein is the New York builder who signed a 99-year lease on the World Trade Center 6 weeks before September 11th. He talks to host Kai Ryssdal in lower Manhattan.

A new man for the Fed

Today the president announced his nominee to become Alan Greenspan's replacement: Ben Bernanke. If confirmed, he'll be Fed Chairman when Grenspan retires in January. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Citrus growers hold a Wilma vigil

Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore in south Florida early this morning as a category three storm, then downshifted to category two. Dan Grech reports from weatherbeaten WLRN in Miami.

Say what you will about WalMart...

...but the country's biggest employer knows when to beat a strategic retreat. Today it will introduce a cheaper health plan for workers. Helen Palmer reports that it's not a simple story, though.
Posted In: Health

Changes at the NYSE

The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks chaotic and disorganized. But up close and in person it's not all that crazy. Marketplace's Bob Moon begins our special coverage .

A tall cold drink of capitalism

Writer and commentator John Steele Gordon says capitalism may as the worst form of government ever tried (with the exception of all the others). And it'll have more staying power than a bottle of water.

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