Marketplace AM for January 11, 2005

Episode Description 

Aid battles in Sri Lanka

The first U.S. Marines are delivering aid to southern Sri Lanka. But they won't be offering help to the northeastern areas controlled by the separatist guerrilla movement known as the Tamil Tigers. The U.S. has placed them on the list of banned terrorist organizations. As Miranda Kennedy reports from eastern Sri Lanka, the Tamil Tigers face a new battle - over aid.

Playing economics with China

China's impact on the U.S. economy can't be overstated. A report out this morning says the China factor goes well beyond textiles, as Marketplace's Scott Jagow reports. Meanwhile, while the U.S. and Chinese economies have fueled the global economic growth of the past decade, commentator Robin Bew believes the fun won't last in 2005.