The credit markets may be stiff, but there's always money somewhere for mergers. And though they may not be the high-priced ventures of 2008, companies can still benefit from deals in the new year. Jill Barshay reports.
Almost all of the 800-plus tunnels in the Gaza strip are closed, controlling the influx of weapons to Hamas but also cutting off Palestinians to basic needs like cooking oil. Daniel Estrin reports humanitarian aid is coming in.
Investors looking for opportunity in a distressed market can find it in cheap company debt. But buyer beware: Something put that company into trouble to begin with, and it's wise to understand what. Mitchell Hartman reports.
President-elect Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders next week to discuss a $700 billion stimulus plan, and interested parties lining up range the gamut from zoos to steelmakers. Steve Henn reports.
The poor economy is dimming the lights on a number of Broadway productions as theaters struggle to fill seats. Meanwhile, the surviving shows are trying to carry on with smaller budgets. Andrea Gardner reports.
Cash-strapped donors are using stricter guidelines to justify charitable giving, particularly to nonprofits. That has some trying to assess how effective these organizations really are. Sean Powers reports.
In the midst of recession, many churches and church charity programs stand to lose billions. But history shows that churches have stay power. Kate Archer Kent reports from a struggling church in Houston.
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