Marketplace PM for September 7, 2005
Three big carmakers — BMW, GM and Daimler Chrysler — said today they'll be teaming up to develop hybrid technology. First they'll first have to contend with Toyota — Sarah Gardner reports.
In Texas, they're making room for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just in shelters and the Astrodome; in private homes. Marketplace's Bob Moon has this report from Houston.
There's been a tiny thaw in the strike by mechanics at Northwest Airlines, and today United Airlines filed its chapter 11 reorganization plan. Host Kai Ryssdal gets the story from New York Times correspondent Micheline Maynard.
Marketplace commentator Robert Reich asks what recovery really means for the thousands of poor displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
By some estimates, more than 1 out of every 3 dollars that's spent in Louisiana changes hands in New Orleans — or did. Steve Henn has an economic profile of a city that's seen better days.
One of the biggest employers in Mississippi is the casino industry. Biloxi is Mississippi's casino capitol, where many saw their homes — and workplaces — damaged or destroyed. Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks reports.
Congress is debating the lessons to be learned from Hurricane Katrina. As much as anything else, it's a big management problem. Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports from Washington.