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Venezuela's land plan

Jan 10, 2005
This weekend in Venezuela, security forces inspected a cattle ranch owned by Britain's Vestey Group. There is a new law that allows the government to seize what it claims to be "idle" farmland and redistribute it to those who promise to work the land. It's not just big foreign interests worried about the socialist proclivities of President Hugo Chavez. From the Venezuelan capitol, Carole King prepared our report.

Wall Street's glory day ...

Jan 10, 2005
This coming Friday is the fifth anniversary of the Dow's all-time high. Newsweek's Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan examines where the stock markets begin 2005 in a historical context.

Moving forward in Indonesia

Jan 10, 2005
Indonesia is still trying to meet the immediate needs of many of those left homeless by the tsunamis. But some of those refugees have already turned their thoughts to the future. Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford made the rounds of refugee camps in Banda Aceh to see what people plan to do next.

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.

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.

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.

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