Marketplace PM for September 13, 2005
On the Mississippi flood of 1927, skyrocketing gas prices, and a biology lesson about toads.
President Bush met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao in New York today.Chances are they'll talk about trade — and the rising Chinese consumption of oil. Ruth Kirchner reports on what's driving demand.
Today the Senate voted to keep a new EPA rule on how much mercury coal-fired power plants can put out. Take a deep breath — Marketplace's Scott Tong reports that's just want industry wanted.
In London, they say it's almost a pound per liter — to us that's seven bucks a gallon. Britain is bracing for a national protest tomorrow; truckers and farmers are want the government to cut the gas tax. Stephen Beard reports.
In New Orleans, businesses, including hospitals, are struggling back to life. Some suffered catastrophic damage, others have been able to open their doors. But without patients, how long can that last? Helen Palmer reports.
Baton Rouge has been flooded — by people and businesses that left points south. Sam Eaton reports that suddenly becoming Louisiana's largest city creates plenty of opportunities — and strains.