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A new Katrina report card

Dan Grech | Apr 14, 2006
A new report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says that the department's focus on terrorism left it unprepared to deal with Hurricane Katrina. The study found that FEMA provided "record levels of support," but said untrained staff, unreliable communication systems, and poor coordination hampered the agency. Dan Grech reports.

China allows more foreign investment

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 14, 2006
China has made it much easier for individuals and companies to invest abroad. The government raised the individual limit on overseas investment from $8,000 to $20,000. Businesses will also be allowed to hold more foreign exchange. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Newsflash -- government wants to give back tax dollars

John Dimsdale | Apr 14, 2006
US officials are working on a plan to stop collecting the federal excise tax on telephone service. They want to refund billions of dollars to the consumers and businesses that have paid the tax over the years. John Dimsdale reports.

Mexico's creative efforts to reduce tax evasision

| Apr 14, 2006
In Mexico's latest effort to cut down on tax evasion, officials are using a game show to encourage citizens to use credit and debit cards, thus leaving a paper trail. Jordana Gustafson reports.

The Week on Wall Street

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 14, 2006
Kai talks with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the week on Wall Street and what's ahead for the markets.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The immigrant day laborer market

Alisa Roth | Apr 14, 2006
One of the hot-button issues within the illegal immigration debate is day laborers. There are some 120,000 of them nationwide, and it's a male-dominated job market. Researchers say only two of the formal and informal job sites include women. Alisa Roth reports.

The financial upside of church attendance

| Apr 14, 2006
Easter is this Sunday. Churches will be full of congregants celebrating the holiday and reflecting on their faith. On this Good Friday, economist and commentator Susan Lee says that piety is a marker for prosperity as well as spirituality.
Posted In: Economy

The Holy Land in a bottle

Hilary Krieger | Apr 14, 2006
The faithful who can't make it to the Holy Land themselves can show their devotion at home with a new line of products that brings the Holy Land to them. Hilary Krieger reports.

Experience Music Project hasn't caught on

| Apr 14, 2006
Amy Radil reports on efforts to jump-start a struggling museum in Seattle that's been a vanity project of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Lords for sale

| Apr 14, 2006
In a scandal rocking the British government and Prime Minister Tony Blair, investigators claim that wealthy donors have been awarded seats in the House of Lords. Today, police arrested a former government advisor. Stephen Beard reports.