Marketplace PM for September 8, 2005

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Hi, Rupert!

Rupert Murdoch has apparently discovered the internet. For the third time in 3 months, Murdoch's News Corporation is buying an online company.Today it's internet gaming company IGN Entertainment. Amy Scott reports.

Navigating the Mississippi

You can now get from the Mississippi Delta all the way up to Minnesota on the Mississippi River. Helen Palmer reports, though, that there are some problems.

A 71 percent flare?

It's going to cost everyone a whole lot more to run their furnaces this winter. The Department of Energy says natural gas customers will take the biggest hit: prices may spike as much as 71 percent. Cheryl Glaser reports.

Private sector vs. public sector

Katrina seems to have taught us that the bigger the disaster, the bigger the role for the federal government. But history shows there's another possible outcome. Columnist and commentator Amity Shlaes explains.

Public-private partnerships

Ken Topping was the director of city planning in Los Angeles. He tells host Kai Ryssdal that when it comes to how New Orleans ought to be rebuilt, there needs to be a mix of public and private financing.

Oysters in New Orleans

Chances were if you got hungry in New Orleans you'd wind up eating oysters. You could put 'em in a po'boy, or have 'em on the half shell. Sam Eaton travels to New Orleans with a man who made oysters his business.
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Katrina, from Washington

Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports Katrina has completely swamped the capitol's political — and economic — agenda.

Tom Delay back in the hot seat

New developments today in one of the ongoing ethics investigations swirling around House Majority Leader Tom Delay. Marketplace's Steve Henn has the story.

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