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Violence in Haiti

| Jan 4, 2006
After former Haitian President Aristide lost his job in 2004, hundreds of federal workers got sack as well. Some of them turned to a new line of work: Armed militias. Many say they'd gladly lay down their guns for good jobs, but the government calls them criminals. Reed Lindsay reports from Port Au Prince.
Posted In: Canada

Empty tank

Tess Vigeland | Jan 4, 2006
Today a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell agreed to pay $200,000 to settle charges that it faked trades of oil futures contracts. Tess Vigeland talks to Jeremy Leggett, author of "The Empty Tank: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Coming Global Energy Crisis."

Chocolate pollution

| Jan 4, 2006
There are plenty of smells anyone living in a city has to contend with. In Chicago, Jonathan Menjivar tells us about one distinct manufacturing smell that may soon be disappearing from the city forever.

Laundering Abramoff's money?

Hilary Wicai | Jan 4, 2006
Politicians who took donations from Jack Abramoff are working to get rid of it as fast as they can. Hilary Wicai reports on the charities that are receiving the money, and the plea Abramoff is making today in Miami.

China's non-democratic capitalism

| Jan 4, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says China's embrace of capitalism shows that free markets don't necessarily need democracy to thrive.
Posted In: Economy

Jollibee thrives

Shia Levitt | Jan 4, 2006
Despite the rampant global rise of American fast food chains abroad, reporter Shia Levitt found one Filipino franchise that's holding its own.

Expiring drug patents

Janet Babin | Jan 4, 2006
Patent protection for drugs like Ambien, Zocor and Zoloft has expired, leaving them open to generic knock-offs. Janet Babin looks at what generic drug companies need to do to cash in.

Fuzzy figures

Bob Moon | Jan 4, 2006
Many companies listed in the S&P 500 factor company stock buybacks into quarterly earnings reports. The practice skews revenue reporting in the companies' favor, and as Bob Moon reports, it's completely legal.
Posted In: Wall Street

Move over, Bourbon Street

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 4, 2006
A new tour of hurricane-devastated areas in New Orleans starts today. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks at how tragedy becomes a tourist attraction.

New Texans

| Jan 4, 2006
As many as one-third of Katrina evacuees who fled to Texas plan to stay, according to a new study. Larry Schooler looks at what the new arrivals could mean to the economy of the Lone Star State.
Posted In: Economy



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