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Aug 28, 2006

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Entergy employees return the favor

Aug 28, 2006
After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' power company took pains to take care of its workforce. One year later, that loyalty is paying off. Dan Grech has the story.

Surviving the summer

Aug 28, 2006
Some New Orleans businesses that survived Hurricane Katrina may not make it through Louisiana's long, hot summer. Bill Zeeble reports.

Criticizing the Fed

Aug 28, 2006
A senior central banker from Britain has criticized the way the US Federal Reserve measures inflation. He says it's a mistake to strip the price of energy out of the inflation figures. Stephen Beard reports.

Kinder Morgan buyout

Aug 28, 2006
Ten years ago executive Richard Kinder left Enron and formed a pipeline company. Today the billionaire CEO is leading a buyout effort to take the publicly traded firm private. Scott Tong reports.

Number of uninsured grows

Aug 28, 2006
The Census Bureau will release its latest snapshot of poverty, income and health insurance tomorrow. The numbers without health insurance are expected to rise sharply. Helen Palmer reports.

Economic worries report

Aug 28, 2006
A survey of economists out today shows growing concern that terrorism could slow US economic growth. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Professional polish

Aug 28, 2006
A New York City college has received a $2 million grant to help students master the etiquette of the business world. Amelia Templeton reports.

New bankruptcy law in China

Aug 28, 2006
China's getting a new bankruptcy law that will help it move closer to a market economy, but it won't be welcomed by workers. Jocelyn Ford explains.

Reinsurers stand to gain in weak hurricane season

Aug 28, 2006
Companies that insure insurers could see major windfalls from post-Katrina rate adjustments. Sarah Gardner reports

Google fund?

Aug 28, 2006
The Internet search giant has so many of its assets tied up in securities that government regulators have categorized it a mutual fund. Jason Paur explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC