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| Sep 13, 2005
On the Mississippi flood of 1927, skyrocketing gas prices, and a biology lesson about toads.

Hu Jintao goes to Washington

| Sep 13, 2005
President Bush met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao in New York today.Chances are they'll talk about trade — and the rising Chinese consumption of oil. Ruth Kirchner reports on what's driving demand.

Cleaning up in Alabama

| Sep 13, 2005
There's money to be made in the wake of a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, and quick-thinking entrepreneurs are out in force in the ruined Gulf Coast offering services from tree-removal to mold-eradication. Dan Grech reports.

Changing emissions rules

| Sep 13, 2005
The Senate votes this afternoon on legislation aimed at strengthening Mercury emissions rules weakened by the EPA. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Is mercury the new lead?

| Sep 13, 2005
Oncologist Kent Bransford, the incoming president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, says that weaker Mercury rules may cost the U.S. economy intellectual capital in the long run.

Oracle snaps up Siebel Systems

| Sep 12, 2005
Today Oracle announced that it will acquire rival Siebel Systems for $5.8 billion. How long can Oracle play the takeover game? Marketplace's Business Editor Cheryl Glaser has a look.

Good news for farmers

| Sep 12, 2005
Hurricane Katrina was bad for traffic along the Mississippi River, but it may be getting back to normal. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports the government had something interesting to say about crops today.

Kudos to Koizumi

| Sep 12, 2005
Tokyo's Nikkei hit a four year high today — Japanese investors took a shine to the landslide victory Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi won over the weekend. Jocelyn Ford reports.
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Roberts and the Arroyo Southwestern Toad

| Sep 12, 2005
Supereme Court nominee John Roberts' views on this endangered reptile may give us some insight into his views on the constitution's Commerce Clause. John Dimsdale explains.

When an evacuee becomes a transplant

| Sep 12, 2005
James Gregory is a professor of history at the University of Washington. He's guessing that most of those who left New Orleans won't be headed home again.

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