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Cities and states need an estimated $1.5 trillion to fix crumbling bridges, roads and utility plants. Taxpayers traditionally have paid for those kinds of projects. But governments are heading for Wall Street to get the job done. John Dimsdale reports.
The latest forecast calls for Tropical Storm Gustav to make landfall on the Gulf Coast Monday morning. Kai Ryssdal talks with oil worker Buddy Bollfrass about how oil companies are getting ready.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association is telling its players, many of whom are Korean, they'll be suspended if they can't pass an oral English exam next year. Why? Sponsors speak a language everyone understands. It's called money.
When Marie Osmunson received a huge order for her vegetarian burgers from one of the Northwest's most popular fast-food chains, she had a problem: How to deal with success. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Sometimes you find economic truths in offbeat places. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson visited an anxiety clinic in Washington, D.C., for a measurement of how consumers are coping.