- Making News: Despite Katrina, Insurance Companies Make a Killing
Despite Katrina and other disasters last year, US insurance companies made record profits. But they insist they still need to increase premiums. Peter Gosselin, who reported the story in today's Los Angeles Times, says that the industry reduced its financial exposure by shifting risk to re-insurers, policy holders and the public.
- Reporter's Notebook: France's Political Crisis Grows
In France today, demonstrators blocked roads, rail lines and postal delivery trucks in another day of protest over a controversial new law that would make it easier for employers to get rid of workers. We get an update on the street protests and political competition at the highest levels from Sebastian Rotella, who reports from Paris for the Los Angeles Times, and University of Paris Political Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum.
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