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Budgeting Donations

| Jan 9, 2005
This week, President Bush asked Americans to give private donations for tsunami relief. It got us wondering how much Americans give, and how they should think about budgeting charitable donations. Marketplace’s Scott Tong reports.
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Sound Money for January 8, 2005

| Jan 8, 2005
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A Palestinian weekend

| Jan 7, 2005
Palestinians vote this weekend for a new president. Many think they already know who'll win. Mahmoud Abbas, is the candidate of Yasir Arafat's party, Al Fateh. The main opposition didn't run a candidate. That opposition is Hamas, the militant Islamic movement. Hamas did take part in local elections last month. And some of their candidates won. Now, the movment has to figure out how to operate in a businesslike fashion with the governing Palestinian Authority. Marketplace's Nancy Updike has the story.

The week that was, on Wall Street

| Jan 7, 2005
It's Friday, and that means it is time to check the week on Wall Street with stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson in Dallas.

21st century toys!

| Jan 7, 2005
From the fountains at Caesars Palace to the lagoons at Mandalay Bay, flurries could be seen above the palm trees of Las Vegas today. But the forecast we're interested in has nothing to do with the bizarre weather outside. Adam Lashinsky, senior writer for Fortune magazine, is in Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, getting a preview of what tech toys are about to hit the market.

Trafficking after tsunami

| Jan 7, 2005
Today the United Nations Children's Fund became the first to confirm a case of trafficking in children orphaned in the tsunami disaster. Trafficking has been a problem in the region for some time, with kids being smuggled out for adoption, forced labor, or work in the sex industry. But today's UNICEF report lends credence to claims that emerged soon after the killer waves... of stranded children being taken away by adults claiming to be their parents. From a refugee camp on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, Miranda Kennedy reports.

Palestinians to the polls

| Jan 7, 2005
The first Palestinian presidential election in almost a decade will be held this weekend. While the United States, Israel and Europe hope that new Palestinian leadership will help revive the road map peace process, many Palestinians are going into the election with much more immediate aspirations, like: will they be able to continue supporting their families in the coming year? Nancy Updike has the story.

College coaches and mega-salaries

| Jan 7, 2005
The NCAA meets today to talk about athletic program spending. Sports Commentator Diana Nyad says one of the major concerns is the huge salaries of college football coaches.

The largest aid effort

| Jan 7, 2005
High-ranking international officials are touring regions hardest hit by the Indian Ocean tsunamis to see firsthand the devastation that has prompted one of the world's biggest relief efforts. For a breakdown of the global tsunami aid effort, Tess Vigeland talks with Nancy Birdsall, President of the Center for Global Development.

The Job Files: Relief Worker

| Jan 7, 2005
It's time for another segment of The Job Files. This week, we meet relief Worker Matt Chico. This edition of the Job Files was produced by Alex McRae.

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