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Paging Nurse...Doctor?

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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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:

Planes as carriers — or not

Aug 29, 2005
In 2003, airlines lost billions during the SARS oubreak, forcing cancellation of hundreds of flights. This fall, the concern is avian flu. But even if there's an epidemic, one company thinks it can help keep the planes flying. Judith Smelser reports.

Solidarity: 25 years later

Aug 29, 2005
If you were looking for a hero, he seemed an unlikely candidate: An electrician with a shock of red hair and a Groucho Marx-style mustache. But in 1980, Lech Walesa took Poland's Gdansk shipyard and the rest of the world by storm as leader of the fledgling Solidarity movement, leading ultimately to the downfall of Poland's communist government. <em>Economist</em> correspondent Edward Lucas says it's easy to forget the movement got its start as a trade union.

A science message from outer space

Aug 29, 2005
Deborah Manchester was an audiologist for 18 years. Her a-ha moment came after she had foot surgery and found there weren't any covers for her cast: suddenly, she was creating colorful space aliens. They've become the basis for a new kid's science series called <em>The Zula Patrol</em>.

The Sloan Sessions

Aug 29, 2005
This week, Alan Sloan doesn't just parse the numbers from Wall Street. He parses why we look at the numbers at all.

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