May 31, 2006

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Gas industry ready for hurricane season

May 31, 2006
A report out yesterday says US gasoline imports should be able to make up for any supply disruptions that could arise from Gulf Coast hurricanes this year. Hillary Wicai reports.

European markets cheer Paulson?

May 31, 2006
After yesterday's losses, European shares regained their poise this morning, and it may have something to do with Henry Paulson's nomination to become US Treasury Secretary. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

GM's executive shuffle

May 31, 2006
The automaker announces it's bringing in the president of its successful Asian division to oversee its struggling North American operation. Tess Vigeland reports.

Peruvian elections

May 31, 2006
Peru is one of South America's economic success stories, so why are voters looking for change? Dan Grech reports on the economic stakes of the upcoming Peruvian elections.

11th hour for Alcoa

May 31, 2006
Unionized workers at Alcoa have threatened to strike when their contract expires at midnight tonight, but a walkout may actually help the company's bottom line. Alisa Roth reports.

Safavian trial

May 31, 2006
Two federal ethics officers are expected to testify today at the trial of former Bush administration executive David Safavian, who is charged with lying about his dealings with lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Hillary Wicai reports.

Don't throw away that boarding pass

May 31, 2006
Commentator Rudy Maxa warns there's a very good reason not to discard your airplane boarding pass: You won't believe all the information an identity thief could get from that one little piece of paper.

China ups its tobacco monopoly

May 31, 2006
Today is World No Tobacco Day but while smoking's on the decline in the US, China is still puffing away madly.That doesn't mean foreign tobacco companies are making a fortune there though. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Bayou enters Chapter Eleven

May 31, 2006
Bayou Management made headlines last fall when its founder and CFO came out of hiding and admitted he defrauded investors. Sarah Gardner reports on what the bankruptcy of the hedge fund means to the industry.

Hillary puts war chest to work

May 31, 2006
Hillary Clinton kicks off her next Senate campaign today in New York. But the money she's raising could be positioning her for that other race in 2008. Scott Tong reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC