- Making News: Millions of South Floridians Clean Up Damage after Wilma
Hurricane Wilma struck Southern Florida much harder than had been expected. Today there are reports of people in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Miami waiting in lines for as long as 12 hours for ice, water and gasoline. Sergio Bustos, Assistant City Editor of the Miami Herald, says there are 1.6 million people without power in Miami and Broward Counties.
- Reporter's Notebook: Big Oil Companies Get Big Profits
Exxon-Mobile is expected to report profits of almost $9 billion for the last quarter, more than Coca-Cola, Intel or Time Warner earn all year. The oil industry will take in $96 billion in 2005, over twice its 2003 earnings. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has called on companies to invest profits in new refineries and greater production. Democrats want to impose a windfall-profits tax. Others want to develop alternative energy sources. Industry expert Philip Verleger has some thoughts of his own.
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