Marketplace AM for January 5, 2005

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A time for giving

Americans from all walks of life are pledging money to help the tsunami victims. Two former Presidents, Bill Clinton and George Bush Senior are heading up an effort to spur even more giving. The current President Bush says private donors should be the focus of America's disaster contributions. But in this edition of "The Public's Business", commentator Robert Reich says the government should think about giving more.

Getting out the vote

This weekend, Palestinians go to the polls to elect a replacement for the late Yasser Arafat. There's been lots of rhetoric during the campaign about the conflict with Israel and the security of the Palestinian people. But as correspondent Adam Davidson discovered, many voters have another issue on their minds. Just like in U.S. elections, it's the economy.