Although assessments of the derricks and refineries in the Gulf are only just beginnng, the expectation is that Hurricane Gustav left minimal damage. Oil futures dropped on the assumption. Steve Henn reports.
If the International Association of Machinists members reject the new contract, the union could strike. That could cost the company $100 million a day and delay delivery of work for the government. Danielle Karson reports.
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day and break their fast after sunset. Then, for many it's sit back and watch TV. Ben Gilbert reports on advertisers going after that audience.
Hotel managers knew rising gas prices and a slumping economy would cause vacationers to cancel travel plans. Hence, the "staycation," offering discounts and other amenities to locals. Jean-Luc Renault reports.
Katrina cost the insurance industry $40 billion, and in the hurricane's wake, home insurance rates have as much as doubled. Many homeowners couldn't afford the new premiums and had to pass. Dan Gretch reports.
Some school districts can no longer afford to offer school bus service because of tight budgets and soaring gas prices. Rachel Dornhelm reports on what some families are doing to get their children to school.
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