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Marketplace Morning Report for September 4, 2008
Sep 4, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for September 4, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 4, 2008

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Gustav evacuees allowed to go home

Sep 4, 2008
Traffic jammed on some roads into New Orleans as the mandatory evacuation of the city was lifted. Many begged to be able to return, worried about the expence of staying in hotels. Dan Grech reports.

Boeing union agrees to delay a strike

Sep 4, 2008
Boeing machinists, the airline's largest union, decisively reject the contract. However, they agree to put a walkout on hold for 48 hours to give Boeing a chance to renegotiate. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Unemployment points to weak economy

Sep 4, 2008
GMAC's financial services arm announced that it will close its retail offices and lay off about 5,000 employees. Renita Jablonski talks with economics editor Chris Farrell about the overall unemployment rate.

Journal launches glossy mag

Sep 4, 2008
The quarterly publication WSJ has the Wall Street Journal's pedigree and potential high-income subscriber list to bring in loads of advertising dollars. Rachel Dornhelm takes a look.

Fed's latest 'Beige Book' isn't pretty

Sep 4, 2008
The so-called Beige Book contains the Fed's assessment of the country's economic health. John Dimsdale learns that the report doesn't brighten the dark economic climate as we already know it.

T. Boone Pickens and the wind farms

Sep 4, 2008
If you've seen his commercials on television, you know the Texas oilman is promoting his idea to build electricity-generating wind farms to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Pickens explains it to host Bob Moon.

BP settles TNK dispute with Russians

Sep 4, 2008
British Petroleum and its billionaire Russian partners in Russian oil company TNK have settled a long-running dispute. The deal includes removal of CEO Robert Dudley as CEO. Brett Neely has more.

FCC to collect less info on phone service

Sep 4, 2008
On Friday, federal regulators are expected to dial back on the amount of information collected when consumers make complaints about bad phone service. Steve Henn asks what consumer advocates think of that.

Marketplace Morning Report for September 4, 2008

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC