Marketplace PM for October 6, 2005
Estimates for hurricane reconstruction costs run from $100-$250 billion. Some lawmakers are calling for taxes on the windfall profits oil companies have been enjoying. But commentator Glenn Hubbard thinks that's a bad idea.
Waveland is — was — a small town on the Mississippi coast. Almost the only building left standing after Katrina was the Coast Inn and Suites. Dan Grech goes back for another visit.
It's conventional wisdom that happy workers are productive workers, and productive workers are profitable workers. Lawrence Kersten is a management consultant who says conventional wisdom is very wrong.
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Tomorrow big vaccine makers are headed to the White House to discuss the bird flu; Congress has set aside $4 billion to prepare. But will pharmecuetical companies need more? Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Congress is set to renew the Patriot Act before it expires at the end of this year. But some powerful corporate lobbies say it makes it too easy for the Feds to get confidential business records. Sarah Gardner reports.
The Italian dairy conglomerate Parmalat imploded two years ago in the biggest bankruptcy scandal in Italian history. Shares started trading again today and it looks like the bad times are over. Megan Williams reports.
Tomorrow the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a plan to get more gas coming out of the nation's refineries. But — surprise — the bill's not without controversy. John Dimsdale has more.