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Another Big Problem for BP

Aug 29, 2006
The Feds have launched yet another investigation into BP, this time for manipulating oil and gas prices. Just two months ago, the oil giant was found guilty for manipulating the propane market. Hillary Wicai reports.

Reinventing Biloxi

Aug 29, 2006
Steven Smith of American RadioWorks returns to the rebuilt city of Biloxi, Mississippi and finds a very different economy — and not everyone can afford to live in the new Biloxi.

Health insurance system in trouble?

Aug 29, 2006
The Census Bureau released its annual report on wages, poverty and health insurance today. The number of uninsured Americans has gone up again, and many see that as evidence the system isn't working. Helen Palmer reports.

Give relief money to the people

Aug 29, 2006
Commentator Ed Glaeser says one way to remove the bureaucratic red tape that's held up rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast is to distribute all of the relief money directly to the people affected.

Migrant workers in China getting a voice

Aug 29, 2006
China's economic boom is built on the backs of 180 million farmers who've flocked to cities. Exploitation of this labor force has been widespread, but in recent years migrant workers have been getting a louder voice. Jocelyn Ford reports.

SAT scores drop dramatically

Aug 29, 2006
The College Board released results showing the largest drop in SAT scores in 30 years. The test was longer the say. But critics argue that the drop exposes fundamental problems with the testing business itself. Steve Tripoli reports.

Whistleblower takes his case to YouTube

Aug 29, 2006
A disgruntled engineer at Lockheed Martin went on YouTube.com to expose a series of security flaws in a $24 billion contract won by his company. Jeff Tyler reports.