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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.

Home heating blues

Dec 23, 2005
With home heating costs a concern for many this year, state programs to help low-income residents pay their bills are in high demand. But as Stacey Vanek Smith reports, states may not have enough money to go around.

H&R Block settlement

Dec 23, 2005
The personal accounting giant agrees to pay $62.5 million to settle charges that it duped people into paying exorbitant lending fees for advances on tax returns. Janet Babin reports.

Tsunami relief

Dec 23, 2005
The United Nations estimates the world pledged more than $13 billion to help the survivors of the Indian Ocean Tsunami that swept away 220,000 lives. But an investigation by the Financial Times suggests a lot of money spent by the United Nations portion of that didn't make it to the victims. Jocelyn Ford reports.

The Knit Cap

Dec 23, 2005
TV writer Sam Johnson recalls learning the meaning of Christmas from an old knit cap and his elementary school bully.

The Mailbag for December 23, 2005: Frequently Asked Questions Part I

Dec 23, 2005
Did you miss Chris' advice on the best way to find a mortgage? Are you confused about what should you do when you find an old stock certificate? Don't worry! This week, we air a special mailbag full of the "Most Frequently Asked" questions from listeners.

Not made in China

Dec 22, 2005
Host Cheryl Glaser talks to Sara Bongiorni, a Louisiana writer whose family has been trying to live an entire year without buying products made in China.

Public (international) relations

Dec 21, 2005
The House last week passed an immigration bill chock full of get-tough provisions. Now Mexico is striking back... with a PR campaign. From the Americas Desk at WLRN in Miami, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

IMF tears up IOUs

Dec 21, 2005
The International Monetary Fund today agreed to write off $3.3 billion owed to it by 19 of the world's poorest countries. Forgiving that much debt may be good for those countries, but what about the IMF? Jeff Tyler says the fund is a victim of its own success.
Posted In: Canada

You say you want a revolution?

Dec 21, 2005
Russia is demanding that Ukraine, its former Soviet partner, pay a much higher price for Russian natural gas. Ukraine is refusing to pay. Russia is threatening to cut off supplies. Western Europe is watching nervously. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

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