Labor Day has become a time for end-of-summer sales and barbecues, but it really is intended as a way of honoring workers. With that in mind, Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at how the American worker is doing.
The Gulf oil derricks are said to be better prepared to handle a hurricane than they were three years ago. The real threat is to Gulf area refineries. Scott Jagow talks with an oil industry expert about that.
Airlines are already reeling from losses, and travel by air traditionally dwindles after Labor Day. John Dimsdale reports that the industry is now bracing for the biggest wave of cutbacks since Sept. 11, 2001.
Three years after Katrina, many Gulf state businesses remain in recovery mode, and another big hurricane could sink any hope of fully coming back. Mississippi Chamber of Commerce director Tish Williams explains.
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