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Thinking China in Washington

Sep 14, 2005
A report from the Center for Public Integrity shows the Chinese government and associated companies have spent at least $19 million to lobby Congress over the past eight years. And William Kistner reports it might be even more.

A toxic decision?

Sep 13, 2005
Today the Senate voted to keep a new EPA rule on how much mercury coal-fired power plants can put out. Take a deep breath — Marketplace's Scott Tong reports that's just want industry wanted.

Imagine $7 per gallon

Sep 13, 2005
In London, they say it's almost a pound per liter — to us that's seven bucks a gallon. Britain is bracing for a national protest tomorrow; truckers and farmers are want the government to cut the gas tax. Stephen Beard reports.

Keeping hospitals on their feet

Sep 13, 2005
In New Orleans, businesses, including hospitals, are struggling back to life. Some suffered catastrophic damage, others have been able to open their doors. But without patients, how long can that last? Helen Palmer reports.

A place of one's own in Baton Rouge

Sep 13, 2005
Baton Rouge has been flooded — by people and businesses that left points south. Sam Eaton reports that suddenly becoming Louisiana's largest city creates plenty of opportunities — and strains.

Getting development right

Sep 13, 2005
Kai Ryssdal talks to international development expert Nancy Birdsdall. She says the UN and its rich members need to live up to the promises they've made, and to think beyond just giving handouts to the developing world.
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Sep 13, 2005
On the Mississippi flood of 1927, skyrocketing gas prices, and a biology lesson about toads.

Hu Jintao goes to Washington

Sep 13, 2005
President Bush met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao in New York today.Chances are they'll talk about trade — and the rising Chinese consumption of oil. Ruth Kirchner reports on what's driving demand.

Cleaning up in Alabama

Sep 13, 2005
There's money to be made in the wake of a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, and quick-thinking entrepreneurs are out in force in the ruined Gulf Coast offering services from tree-removal to mold-eradication. Dan Grech reports.

Changing emissions rules

Sep 13, 2005
The Senate votes this afternoon on legislation aimed at strengthening Mercury emissions rules weakened by the EPA. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

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