Marketplace for Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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With the end of summer nearing, we look at the economics of the ice cream man. Retailers are catching the marriage bug. After a month long vacation, European politicians are back at work. Kai Ryssdal talks to Myles Porter from the American judo team about what it's like to be legally blind and compete in this year's Paralympic Games. Reporter David Gura stops into Port Orange, Fla., where tax problems and plummeting land prices are creating major issues for those who live there. And we learn how the Times Picayune's role in the community has evolved since Katrina, even among downsizing.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis
Europe's politicians are back at work after long summer vacations, but the economic woes that beset the continent then are now back in the headlines.
Posted In: Hurricane Isaac, Hurricane Katrina, newspapers, New Orleans, hurricane
How have the changes to New Orleans' newspaper affected its ability to cover Hurricane Isaac? NOLA.com's James O'Byrne discusses the Times-Picayune's digital strategy.
Posted In: Hurricane Isaac, New Orleans, levee, Isaac
The $14 billion invested in the New Orleans levee system after Hurricane Katrina has begun to pay off in the latest storm, but what lessons have we learned about cost, benefit and risk?
Posted In: wedding dresses, David's Bridal, weddings
Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier and Rice's proposal to buy David’s Bridal for $1.05 billion is a reminder that wedding wear is still a big retail business.
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