Japan's Sendai earthquake disrupted work in that country, shutting down factories, which supply parts to the United States. Thanks to hi-tech supply chain issues, car parts are missing and U.S. factories are beginning to shut down.
We speak to state legislators who recently turned Republican: Former Democrats Walker Hines, Louisiana's youngest state Representative and Ellis Black, a five-term member of Georgia's General Assembly.
In the midst of the BP oil crisis one Louisiana community is still coping with a spill from long ago. Hurricane Katrina left a million gallons of oil in the blue-collar town of Chalmette. The oil company responsible pledged to make things right for the co
Since the financial crisis began in 2008, hundreds of banks have folded and federal regulators have become more cautious about the banks they approve to go into business. Lakeside Bank in Lake Charles, Louisiana the only truly new bank to open this year.
Maritime smuggling of illegal immigrants is rising along the coast of southern California and so are the dangers. Jill Replogle spoke with a man who runs a boat rescue team for abandoned or stranded boats off of San Diego.
Three years after the Gulf oil disaster, many cleanup workers in the region are experiencing health impacts. A report in Newsweek alleges that BP hid from workers the toxic effects of the dispersant. Marco Werman speaks with journalist Mark Hertsgaard.
Over the summer, university students will pour into the US. And the number of Chinese students flocking here is growing. Yet many of these students can lack know-how of life in America; some colleges are aggressively trying to help them integrate.