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Sep 1, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for September 1, 2008

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Businesses still recovering from Katrina

Sep 1, 2008
Three years after Katrina, many Gulf state businesses remain in recovery mode, and another big hurricane could sink any hope of fully coming back. Mississippi Chamber of Commerce director Tish Williams explains.

More turbulence ahead for airlines

Sep 1, 2008
Airlines are already reeling from losses, and travel by air traditionally dwindles after Labor Day. John Dimsdale reports that the industry is now bracing for the biggest wave of cutbacks since Sept. 11, 2001.

Markets have an eye on Gustav

Sep 1, 2008
While the Gulf Coast braced for Hurricane Gustav, traders were watching to see the storm's effect on energy markets. Brett Neely reports from Berlin on what issues worry traders the most.

Treasure hunting in Harvard's junk yard

Sep 1, 2008
Harvard University gives away tons of used furniture and office equipment at its recycling center. Hammad Ahmed reports that these days it isn't just thrift seekers picking through the piles and bins.

What if Gustav damages refineries?

Sep 1, 2008
The Gulf oil derricks are said to be better prepared to handle a hurricane than they were three years ago. The real threat is to Gulf area refineries. Scott Jagow talks with an oil industry expert about that.

The state of the American worker

Sep 1, 2008
Labor Day has become a time for end-of-summer sales and barbecues, but it really is intended as a way of honoring workers. With that in mind, Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at how the American worker is doing.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC