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The levee system breached

| Aug 30, 2005
A network of levees helped hold back much of the water when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. But the floodwater kept rising and now about 80% percent of the city is underwater. Cheryl Glaser talks to Roy Dokka at LSU.

1,300 people, 39 bookstores

| Aug 30, 2005
For Detroit, it's the automobile. Las Vegas: gambling. And in Hay-on-Wye, they're banking on the book. The tiny Welsh town's many bookstores attract thousands of visitors. Now the man behind it all is heading to America.

Paging Nurse...Doctor?

Shia Levitt | Aug 30, 2005
Nurses are badly needed in the U.S. and Great Britain. So much so, that in the Philippines, thousands of people — including doctors — are switching careers to become nurses abroad. Shia Levitt reports.

After Katrina, keeping an eye on gas prices

| Aug 30, 2005
The White House says it may loan Gulf Coast refineries oil from strategic reserves. Otherwise, analysts say Hurricane Katrina could push up the price of gas by 20 cents a gallon.Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
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Can price caps work?

| Aug 30, 2005
Gas prices are already so high, Hawaii has approved a cap on the wholesale price of gas. Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran says the island state should think again.

Hurricane Katrina zigs around New Orleans...

| Aug 29, 2005
About 80% of New Orleans' residents got out before the hurricane hit. Among them, Aaron Marcus, a partner in a law firm in downtown New Orleans. He talks to host Cheryl Glaser from his brother's place about 60 miles away.

...after zagging through the Gulf

| Aug 29, 2005
Spinnaker Exploration, an independent company based in Houston that explores for and produces energy in the Gulf of Mexico, prioritized getting people out. Vice President and CFO Robert Snell talks to Cheryl Glaser.

Oil in the eye of the storm?

| Aug 29, 2005
A White House spokesman said Mr. Bush will soon decide whether to tap the strategic petroleum reserve and loan oil to refiners facing shipment delays. The possibility helped calm energy markets — but not before prices hit a new high, Bob Moon reports.

Showdown at Boeing?

| Aug 29, 2005
The aircraft maker's contract with machinists expires early Friday. Hillary Wicai reports that machinists want to talk about pensions, but Boeing's not budging.And Boeing's not budging:

Theoretical science made practical

| Aug 29, 2005
A hundred years ago Albert Einstein rose from obscurity in a Swiss Patent Office to changing our picture of space and time. But as esoteric as his theory of relativity may seem, without it your Lexus wouldn't have that GPS.

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