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Schools use 4-day week to cut costs

Sep 2, 2008
Rising fuel costs are affecting virtually every school district in the nation, according to a new survey. Some schools are keeping classes in session longer, but only four days a week. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Education, Oil
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Oil prices down as Gustav leaves Gulf

Sep 2, 2008
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.
Posted In: Economy, Oil
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Refineries, rigs take Gustav's blows

Sep 1, 2008
Oil companies won't know the full extent of damage to offshore oil rigs and refineries in and along the Gulf of Mexico until Hurricane Gustav passes. But they think measures they've taken should limit the losses.
Posted In: Oil
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What if Gustav damages refineries?

Sep 1, 2008
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.
Posted In: Oil
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Markets have an eye on Gustav

Sep 1, 2008
While the Gulf Coast braced for Hurricane Gustav, traders were watching to see the storm's effect on energy markets. Brett Neely reports from Berlin on what issues worry traders the most.
Posted In: Oil, Science
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Businesses still recovering from Katrina

Sep 1, 2008
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.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs, Oil, Retail
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U.S. Chamber lists economic priorities

Aug 28, 2008
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today issued its top economic priorities, and the list includes more than housing, credit and energy costs. From Washington, Danielle Carson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Oil, Taxes
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Fuel costs motivate shipping changes

Aug 28, 2008
High fuel costs have companies reconsidering their shipping methods. One strategy is to get goods made closer to home and use trains for your cargo instead of planes. Janet Babin looks into what else companies are doing.
Posted In: Oil
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Gulf Coast waits for Gustav's next move

Aug 27, 2008
The latest forecast calls for Tropical Storm Gustav to make landfall on the Gulf Coast Monday morning. Kai Ryssdal talks with oil worker Buddy Bollfrass about how oil companies are getting ready.
Posted In: Oil
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U.S. dollar starts coming back around

Aug 26, 2008
The dollar is up this morning against the trend over the last several months. Stephen Beard talks to Scott Jagow about fears of a continued struggle in the Eurozone economy and why the dollar is rising again.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

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