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No room at the Austin inns

Sep 22, 2005
Hurricane Rita has triggered evacuations from the Texas Gulf Coast. One of the main escape routes for hurricane evacuees is Austin, but KUT's Julie Moody reports evacuees will find there's no vacancy.

Rita's eye on oil

Sep 22, 2005
Oil companies have already abandoned a lot of rigs and refineries in the oil-producing gulf. Stephen Beard reports on the impact Hurricane Rita is already making on oil.

Italy's finance minister quits

Sep 22, 2005
Domenico Siniscalco has walked away from his job in protest. He's unhappy that Bank of Italy head Antonio Fazio, who is implicated in a growing scandal, is sitting pretty. Megan Williams reports from Rome.

Sony to lay off 10,000

Sep 22, 2005
Sony Corp. announced today it will cut $1 billion from its budget. The company is launching efforts to turn around its fortunes. Alisa Roth reports.

WorldCom will make record payout

Sep 22, 2005
A federal judge Wednesday approved a $6.1 billion settlement payout to investors who lost money in the WorldCom accounting fraud. But, Tess Vigeland reports, it'll most likely be pennies on the dollar.

Venezuela makes nice with Cuba

Sep 22, 2005
America's favorite hemispheric villains plan to announce a trade agreement Thursday. The move is direct challenge to the American embargo of Cuba. Brian Ellsworth reports.

Broadband saturation

Sep 22, 2005
The spread of broadband Internet in American households has begun to slow down, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Brian Watt reports on the efforts to reach dail-up holdouts.

Time Warner not letting AOL go

Sep 21, 2005
At an investors conference this morning Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons tried to quell rumors that the company might get rid of AOL. But it's shedding thousands of customers a quarter. Ashley Milne-Tyte has the story.

A house full of water

Sep 21, 2005
When your cabinets are soaked and moldy, who cares if the water came from wind-driven rain or waves blown in from the gulf? Well, your insurance company might. Marketplace's Dan Grech reports from Waveland, Mississippi.

GM suppliers won't be happy

Sep 21, 2005
GM is scheduled to host a get-together tomorrow with some of its biggest parts suppliers; it's expected to roll out a new plan for cutting billions of dollars in purchasing costs. Cheryl Glaser explains it'll be a tough sell.

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