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Gulf Coast energy forecast: uneasy

Sam Eaton | Jun 1, 2006
As the Gulf Coast braces for this year's hurricane season, Sam Eaton looks at how the area's buildings and construction rules are different nowadays.

What did you Google two years ago?

Steve Tripoli | Jun 1, 2006
The Department of Justice wants to know. The agency wants Internet providers to keep your search terms for two years -- or longer. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Rebalancing the power

| Jun 1, 2006
Commentator Ben Barber says good can come from Congressional bribery: a greater awareness of the separation of powers.

Who's getting Wal-Mart's money?

John Dimsdale | Jun 1, 2006
Wal-Mart shareholders meet tomorrow. One item on the agenda: A controversial vote that would require the company to reveal all political giving from corporate funds. John Dimsdale reports.

The economics of school lunch

Alex Cohen | Jun 1, 2006
School cafeterias are obligated to serve kids a school lunch on loan if they can't pay for it. But what if, after this happens a few times, the kid's parents never repays the loan? Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Washington

Border fence could block business too

Scott Jagow | Jun 1, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the likely impact more border fencing will have on US-Mexico trade.

Jumping the Bee

| Jun 1, 2006
The Scripps National Spelling Bee concludes tonight with a prime-time TV special, but will viewers tune in? Eric Niiler looks at the small-screen potential of the time-honored competition.

Cut oil production? Not so fast . . .

Alisa Roth | Jun 1, 2006
OPEC ministers today are expected to ignore pleas from Venezuela to cut oil production. Alisa Roth looks at the supply and demand issues behind the decision.
Posted In: Economy

Further Valdez spill damages?

Janet Babin | Jun 1, 2006
Exxon-Mobile could have to pay as much as $100 million more for clean-up efforts stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Janet Babin tells us why.

Sun Microsystems makes big staff cuts

| Jun 1, 2006
The computer server maker has announced it's cutting 11% to 13% of its staff and making other moves to save as much as $590 million. Cheryl Glaser reports.