On Tuesday, President Obama will address the American public about BP. The president is demanding the oil company put money into an escrow account. He wants oil spill victims -- not BP shareholders -- to get paid first. Rob Schmitz reports.
The oil and gas spewing from the Gulf floor has forced energy and climate change legislation onto the front burner. Lawmakers are scrambling to come up with bills to strengthen government oversight of the oil industry. But what about longer-term solutions? John Dimsdale reports.
Health care reform -- most of it, anyway -- doesn't kick in until 2014. But businesses are worried now that it will hit them hard in the pocketbook. That's why the White House released new rules aimed at keeping employers from raising premiums or scaling back care in advance. Janet Babin reports.
May's unexpectedly weak employment numbers put even more pressure on states to reel in job-producing new businesses. This urgency has created a kind of "Let's Make a Deal" environment for companies negotiating on locations for new operations. Jay Field reports.
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