- Newsmaker: National Ramifications of California's Energy Crisis - California's energy crisis gets deeper by the day. The state, which by itself has the world's sixth largest economy, finds its two major electric utilities billions of dollars in debt. Lori Woodland, a utility analyst for Fitch, a major credit rating agency, explains the crisis' growing implications for the rest of the country
- Reporter's Notebook: A Survivor's Guide for Presidential Nominees - Even after selecting a cabinet, the Bush administration must fill 7000 jobs in an application that is, at best, rigorous. Paul Light works for the Brookings Institution, publisher of A Survivor's Guide for Presidential Nominees. He says that two "must-haves" for applicants are a typewriter and high school yearbook.
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