- Making News: Rocket Fire in Baghdad, Oil Prices Hitting New High
Rocket fire struck the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Baghdad today. There was automatic gunfire between the Sheraton and the nearby Palestine Hotel, both of which house journalists and other westerners. So, far there are no reports of casualties. Meantime, oil prices have set another record, more than $52 a barrel--the highest level since oil futures contracts were introduced 21 years ago. Philip Verleger Jr. is senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics.
- Reporter's Notebook: Second Presidential Debate
The consensus of polls and pundits is that President Bush lost the momentum to Senator Kerry last week, and that the Vice Presidential candidates fought to a tie. So, what's in store with Bush and Kerry go at it again tomorrow night in St. Louis? John Harwood, national political editor for the Wall Street Journal, offers a preview of tomorrow night's second presidential debate.
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