Marketplace PM for September 8, 2005
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports Katrina has completely swamped the capitol's political — and economic — agenda.
New developments today in one of the ongoing ethics investigations swirling around House Majority Leader Tom Delay. Marketplace's Steve Henn has the story.
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.