Katrina seems to have taught us that the bigger the disaster, the bigger the role for the federal government. But history shows there's another possible outcome. Columnist and commentator Amity Shlaes explains.
It's going to cost everyone a whole lot more to run their furnaces this winter. The Department of Energy says natural gas customers will take the biggest hit: prices may spike as much as 71 percent. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Chances were if you got hungry in New Orleans you'd wind up eating oysters. You could put 'em in a po'boy, or have 'em on the half shell. Sam Eaton travels to New Orleans with a man who made oysters his business.
Rupert Murdoch has apparently discovered the internet. For the third time in 3 months, Murdoch's News Corporation is buying an online company.Today it's internet gaming company IGN Entertainment. Amy Scott reports.
Ken Topping was the director of city planning in Los Angeles. He tells host Kai Ryssdal that when it comes to how New Orleans ought to be rebuilt, there needs to be a mix of public and private financing.
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