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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.

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.

Nuclear power - the green alternative?

Jun 14, 2005
As the Senate begins debate on the energy bill, Hillary Wicai reports on some surprising new supporters of nuclear power.

Studytime for the ER - stat!

Jun 13, 2005
Paramedics rush in a dying patient into the TV show emergency room and the ER team works in heart-pounding (if scripted) unison to save a life. Real emergency rooms work much the same way — except without the rehearsal. At least, until now. Helen Palmer reports.

Kenneth Feinberg on the 9-11 Victims' Fund

Jun 13, 2005
Only 11 days after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, Congress made an unprecedented committment, creating a Victim Compensation Fund. Not surprisingly, being the one charged with fairly adminstering the fund was a challenge, even for attorney Kenneth Feinberg.

Immigration from the other side

Jun 13, 2005
Immigration is back on the national agenda and is becoming a hot topic in congress. More than half of all immigrants to the US come from Mexico; Alisa Roth reports on the Mexican perspective.

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