Marketplace AM for December 14, 2005
While developed countries squabble with poor ones over free trade in Hong Kong, 16 East Asia countries, including China, meet in Malaysia today to discuss forming a trading bloc touted as the "Asian EU." Miranda Kennedy reports.
For the second time in four years, the American Red Cross has lost its leader in the wake of criticism over how it has handled a disaster. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at what's going on at America's most high-profile charity.
You knew China's economy was big, right?But what if the 800-pound Gorilla was actually heavier than first thought? Jocelyn Ford reports on what's expected from a new Chinese economic census due to be released later this month.
The European parliament has passed a new law it says will help it catch terrorists. The law forces telecom companies to store their call data to help police in investigations. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard reports.
An international treaty to combat corruption goes into effect today. Jeff Tyler looks at just how effective it's expected to be.
A bipartisan think tank today advocates sweeping change to the senior entitlement program. Hillary Wicai reports.
Dining out continues to grow in popularity, according to a new survey out today, but as Gretchen Cook reports, many more of us want our computers with us while we eat.