Marketplace PM for October 28, 2005

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GDP says... people are still shopping

The GDP was up a healthy 3.8 percent in the third quarter. Go figure. Bob Moon looks at why the hurricanes don't appear to have dented the economy.
Posted In: Wall Street

UN warns of relief cutbacks

The UN may have to cut back relief efforts in Pakistan due to a lack of funds. Where would that leave the millions affected by the disaster? Why does the UN have funding problems? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada

Delta singing a sad Song

Delta is facing the music and pulling the plug on its discount airline, Song. Since 2003, Delta had used Song as a lab for new ideas. Now, Delta will fold Song into its main fleet. Janet Babin has more.

Local shops take the pulse of Wall Street

How do you take the pulse of Wall Street? How about a stroll around the Stock Exchange's neighborhood? WNYC's Fred Mogul visits the small businesses that may just feel the pulse of the markets on their cash registers.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

Johnson: It's all about Hurricane Harriet

With all that's going on this week, what development does Dallas stockbroker David Johnson think will affect Wall Street most? That Supreme Court nomination shake-up. Kai Ryssdal talks to David.
Posted In: Wall Street

Lead smarter, not harder

The country's facing some daunting problems: deficits; the war in Iraq; rebuilding the Gulf coast -- not easily solved. Economist/commentator Marcellus Andrews says part of the reason is that we're not as smart as we need to be.

Lewis Black doesn't like New Jersey drivers

Stereotypically angry New Yorkers have plenty to be grumpy about. Lewis Black, however, thrives on his frustrations, using them to make larger points. Kai Ryssdal asked him how he feels about the changes in his city.
Posted In: New York

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