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Looking for more Hispanic grads

| Jun 15, 2005
The nation's Hispanic population is growing — census figures show 1 in 5 kids are Hispanic — yet Hispanic students have the lowest college graduation rate in the country. Sarah Gardner reports that economists are as concerned as educators.

A refined perspective on oil

| Jun 15, 2005
The reason for the high price of oil isn't what you think. Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran explains.

Have puppy, will travel ... maybe

| Jun 15, 2005
A new law says airlines must post their record of transporting animals safely. Ahley Milne-Tyte reports.

Greenhouse gases earn a new foe

| Jun 14, 2005
Today the Senate took up an $11 billion energy bill. The centerpiece of the plan is a push to cut back on America's addiction to foreign oil, and you'll be hearing a lot about energy independence in coming days. Perhaps not so much about reducing fossil fuel emissions; that is, unless you've been listening to big business. Andrew Aulisi explains.

Time now for an old idea

| Jun 14, 2005
Environmentalist Stewart Brand says it's time to think again about nuclear power. He first aired these thoughts in MIT's Technology Review.

Your letters

| Jun 14, 2005
Reporter Scott Carrier spent five days along the border with Mexico. Rachel Cox of Raleigh, North Carolina found herself spending a lot of time listening.

Off the hook

| Jun 14, 2005
In an increasingly mobile world, the future is wireless ... right? Many companies will be closely watching a product release tomorrow in the UK: a new phone service that reserves a place for the old-school land line. Sam Eaton explains.

Watching stocks ... in Palestine

| Jun 14, 2005
It's gone up, it's gone down. The Palestinian stock exchange is becoming big money. The average trade volume has gone from $600,000 to $8,000,000. Sounds like a boom. But reporter Nancy Updike tells us some Palestinians are worried.

Reaping plenty of summer jobs

| Jun 14, 2005
A report out today shows that almost third of business will be hiring this quarter. Scott Jagow reports on the job prospects.

Looking a gift horse in the mouth

| Jun 14, 2005
Some nonprofit donors fail to follow through on their generous pledges, leaving them short the funds it would take to, say, finish that new building. Joel Roth reports from Philadelphia.

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