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Tsunami assessment

| Jan 3, 2005
Before asking donor countries for money, the UN must size up the extent of the need. From Sri Lanka, Miranda Kennedy joins a damage assessment team that's calculating what villagers need to rebuild.

Distribution disturbed

| Jan 3, 2005
By most accounts, it's not just a matter of generating generating enough money to support relief efforts. As Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford discovered in one of Indonesia's hardest hit areas, there is a more immediate problem: Making sure the needy get the aid in the first place.

The Surprising Legacy of Y2K

| Jan 3, 2005
Today, many of us rely on the Internet as much as we do the telephone. But should we? Turns out, the Web is more delicate than we first thought. The first evidence we had of that was when we had to deal with the Y2K Bug. As part of a Marketplace special report with American Radio Works, reporter Catherine Winter examines why we may not be able to fix all of the Internet's quirks.

Whence Came Jet Blue

| Jan 3, 2005
In its short lifetime, Jet Blue's way of doing business has had a profound impact on the airline industry. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Barbara Peterson, author of "Blue Streak" about what it took to get the airline off the ground.

Look Ahead

| Jan 1, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Chris' Financial Resolutions

| Jan 1, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Chris shares his financial resolutions.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Extended Warranties

| Jan 1, 2005
Did you buy a big-ticket appliance for the holidays? If you did, the store clerk probably offered an extended warranty. Do you say yes or no? What's the financially smart answer? Kai finds out the answer from Kristen Van Ogtrop, the Managing Editor of Real Simple Magazine.

Best of "Educating Rico": Index Funds

| Jan 1, 2005
'Sound Money' Associate Producer Rico Gagliano has spent the last year or so getting educated about finance. This being the end of the year, it seems fitting to take a look back at how our protagonist has progressed. Here's the second installment of the series... It's all about index funds.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Day in the Work Life": Football Coach

| Jan 1, 2005
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'... our look at how folks trade their time for money... we pace the sidelines with a college football coach.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": January Effect

| Jan 1, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "January Effect." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

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