At the Ritz Carlton hotel in New York today a new luxury line was rolled out. By Dell — a computer company with a reputation for bargains. Rachel Dornhelm looked into why Dell is so intent on movin' on up.
More big hurricane hearings in Washington today. At stake: long term aid. Markteplace's Hillary Wicai reports on what kind of economic assistance the Gulf Coast will need to rebuild. And what it might get.
Afghanistan's poppy fields supply as much as 90 percent of the world's heroin. But the US and other countries are putting hundreds of millions dollars behind new some tactics in the war on drugs. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Tom DeLay has been in Congress for 25 years. Until about 10am he was the House Majority leader. But party rules say you can't have that job if you've been indicted. From KUT in Austin, Michael May has the story.
Poverty in this country is evident if you look for it; but most don't. Today we continue our <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/povertycomment/">series of commentaries</a> on poverty with activist and one-time welfare mom Evelyn Dortch. She says poverty serves The Man.
Rebuilding, recovery and no-bid contracts were kicked around on Capitol Hill today. Coming in for scrutiny were government auditors; watchdog groups wonder if there are enough to do the job. Scott Tong reports.
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