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Marketplace PM for September 7, 2005

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Battered in Biloxi

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.

Whither FEMA

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.

Zipping along in a hybrid machine

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.

Seeking refuge in Texas

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.

Airline news

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.

The Public's Business: restoring the poor

Marketplace commentator Robert Reich asks what recovery really means for the thousands of poor displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

A hospitality-driven economy

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.