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Tsunami land grab

Dec 26, 2005
Today marks the one year anniversary of the worst of the year's disasters -- the Asian tsunami, which killed over 200,000 people across 13 countries. Miranda Kennedy reported on the tsunami from Sri Lanka, and she recently traveled to the coast of Thailand, where villagers hit by the tsunami are now battling a second force.
Posted In: Canada

Reinventing retirement

Dec 26, 2005
Next Sunday, New Year's Day, the first wave of baby boomers will turn 60 years old. More than 76 million Americans are set to join the pool of people known as retirees. Jo Giese looks at one state that's already planning for the future.

Teach a Man to Fish

Dec 26, 2005
One year ago today, a massive tsunami smashed the coast of 13 countries in Asia, killing more than 200,000 people. The U.N. and scores of non-profits funneled billions in relief funds to the region. But as Miranda Kennedy reports, poor choices in how that money was spent are still causing problems today.
Posted In: Canada

Tsunami, One Year Later

Dec 26, 2005
Communities around the Indian ocean gathered to day to remember loved ones lost in the tsunami's 30-foot waves a year ago. An estimated 220,000 people were killed, and two million more lost their homes. Jocelyn Ford reports on recovery in the worst hit area, Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Posted In: Canada

Boxing Day

Dec 26, 2005
Many businesses have designated today as a holiday, since Christmas fell on a Sunday this year. But for our friends in Canada, as well as those in Australia and the UK, the day after Christmas is always a holiday. So how does the extra day off affect the economies of those nations that celebrate Boxing Day? Andrea Gardner explains.
Posted In: Canada

Holiday Party in China: Guests Under Surveillance

Dec 26, 2005
It was an unusual RSVP....
Posted In: China

Declining home sales

Dec 23, 2005
Today, the Commerce Department said home sales slumped 11.3 percent in November, the largest one-month decline since January 1994. Marketplace's John Dimsdale has the story.

Rebuilding Aceh, one year later

Dec 23, 2005
It's been nearly a year since a tsunami killed over 220,000 people in Asia. The hardest hit area -- Aceh, Indonesia -- isn't just looking to foreign aid to get back on its feet. As Marketplacea€™s Jocelyn Ford reports, Indonesia is finding that the horrific tragedy offered an opportunity to fundamentally change the way it does business.
Posted In: Canada

Out to sea

Dec 23, 2005
US imports are at all time high. If you cared to check, you'd find that 90 percent of all those presents under your tree came in on one of those massive container ships. Those ships are run by round-the-clock, and of often, round-the-year crews. A huge proportion of cargo seamen are Filipino Catholics who rarely get home for Christmas. Jen Banbury spent a day at a Staten Island port with one New Yorker who is obsessed with bringing Christmas to the people who bring us our toys.
Posted In: Canada, New York

Help for the Gulf Coast

Dec 23, 2005
The defense budget bill includes $29 billion to help jumpstart the economy of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast. The money will be used to rebuild levees, highways, bridges, schools and houses. John Dimsdale reports local government officials got their wish, but much of the federal money comes with few strings attached.

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