Marketplace AM for December 14, 2005

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East Asia summit

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.
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Whither the Red Cross

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.
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It's a really, really, really big economy

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.
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European telecom law

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.
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Health plan shopping

It's the end of the year and many of us are shopping for a new health plan. Consumer Advocate Jamie Court warns us that we better read the fine print.
Posted In: Health
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The 'kraut that cures?

News that sauerkraut could help treat avian flu has given new life to an old side dish. Brian Bull of Wisconsin Public Radio has more.
Posted In: Health
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SEC mulls new rules for foreign companies

The SEC is expected to vote on new rules today that would exempt many foreign companies from federal oversight under the Sarbanes-Oxley law. Tess Vigeland looks at how the rule change will affect American shareholders.
Posted In: Wall Street
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UN corruption treaty

An international treaty to combat corruption goes into effect today. Jeff Tyler looks at just how effective it's expected to be.
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Fix Social Security first

A bipartisan think tank today advocates sweeping change to the senior entitlement program. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Cyber restaurants

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.

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