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Poverty rate climbs to 12.7 percent

| Aug 30, 2005
It's not the kind of streak you want to brag about: The US Census Bureau says the nation's poverty rate climbed in 2004 for the fourth straight year. Hillary Wicai looks behind the numbers.

How now American cow?

| Aug 30, 2005
The Agriculture Department announced new rules today for tracking cattle. As Helen Palmer reports from the Marketplace Healthdesk at WGBH, the new standards will please beef producers.

Wait! Don't delete that e-mail

| Aug 30, 2005
Morgan Stanley may pay $10 million or more for failing to save company e-mail. Regulators say the missing documents could have played a role in several investigations over the last few years. Amy Scott reports.

The fundraiser-nator?

| Aug 30, 2005
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger is in the midst of a cross-country fundraising tour drumming up money for a special election this fall. His efforts have raised a lot of eyebrows; Jeff Tyler reports.

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.

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