Marketplace PM for September 5, 2005
Instead of counting profits by the bushel this year, America's farmers are worried about what's going to happen come harvest time. Alisa Roth reports on what the trouble at gulf ports might mean for farmers.
You probably had today off; it's a day to remember that labor unions won many of what we now consider basic workers' rights. Jeff Tyler considers the challenges organized labor faces in the near future.
Search teams in New Orleans have started going house to house looking for survivors. Health care providers and medical supplies are on their way to the Gulf Coast. Commentator Jonathan Winer says it's time to pay attention.
Hurricane Katrina sucked up and spit out everything in its path, from boats to buildings. Marketplace's Dan Grech came across one warehouse owner in Gulfport, Mississippi who formed his own one-man security detail.
Former President Bush and his wife Barbara visit Houston's in the Reliant Center near the Astrodome. Will the thousands of refugees in the Lone Star state stay, or will they go? Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.
Most of New Orleans' community banks — without a national or even state-wide presence — have been shut down since the storm. People and businesses have been completely cut off from their money; Sam Eaton reports.
Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports that conservative political priorities like tax cuts may take a back seat, as legislators return to Washington to face post-hurricane challenges.
Chief Justice William Rhenquist died Saturday night; in his 33 years on the Court — almost 19 as Chief Justice — he saw the ideological pendulum swing from one side to the other. John Dimsdale reports.