Marketplace PM for January 3, 2005
On this first business day of the New Year, Marketplace takes a look back at New Years five years ago, when many businesses were worried the Y2K bug would shut them down. Catherine Winter of American RadioWorks reports.
Before asking donor countries for money, the UN must size up the extent of the need. From Sri Lanka, Miranda Kennedy joins a damage assessment team that's calculating what villagers need to rebuild.
By most accounts, it's not just a matter of generating generating enough money to support relief efforts. As Marketplace's Jocelyn Ford discovered in one of Indonesia's hardest hit areas, there is a more immediate problem: Making sure the needy get the aid in the first place.