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South American oil

Sep 27, 2005
Delegates from 12 South American nations met this week to discuss "PetroAmerica," a possible energy alliance. Brian Ellsworth reports from Venezuela.

Average homeprice up to $220,000

Sep 26, 2005
August was a hot month for the housing market: existing home sales rose 2%. Prices shot up more then 15% percent from a year ago, the biggest rise in 26 years. Why, with interest rates rising? Ashley Milne-Tyte has an answer.

SEC chair recuses himself from Frist investigation

Sep 26, 2005
Christopher Cox will not participate in the SEC investigation into Senate Majority leader Bill Frist, who is in the regulatory spotlight over a stock sale made by his blind trust. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Deborah Solomon.

Medicare's new drug benefit

Sep 26, 2005
It'll be a bit different from the old-fashioned, government-run Medicare. The Feds will be helping seniors buy private insurance to cover their medications. Scott Tong reports on the marketing blitz.

Taking DVD piracy very seriously

Sep 26, 2005
A couple of Americans in Shanghai were arrested for selling pirated DVDs over the Internet. They went to jail — in China. The case has some lessons. Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford reports.

Bush thinks energy, post-Rita

Sep 26, 2005
President Bush said a lot of things about energy this morning: He repeated his willingness to tap into the strategic petroleum reserve. Nuclear is back on the table. But mostly, he talked oil.

Didn't we just have an energy bill?

Sep 26, 2005
Congress spent the last four and half years working on an energy bill, which the president finally signed in August. But the one-two Katrina-Rita punch has Washington dealing with many of the same issues. Hillary Wicai reports.

The Sloan Sessions: Pricing gasoline

Sep 26, 2005
With another gasoline price hike likely after a second hurricane has blown through the oil-rich gulf, host Scott Jagow talks to Newsweek's Allan Sloan about how gas prices are determined.

Hurricane Rita's economic silver lining

Sep 26, 2005
KUT's Larry Schooler reports that for Austin, Texas, Hurricane Rita and its evacuees are bringing new business to the city.

After Rita: the view from here

Sep 26, 2005
Once the initial blow of Hurricane Rita is absorbed, what can we expect in terms of broad economic ripples? Stacy Vanek-Smith reports.

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