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Indonesia rebuilds with tsunami aid

Dec 26, 2007
Three years ago a tsunami in Indonesia killed more than 230,000 people. It also spurred an outpouring of $13 billion in aid from around the globe. Jeremy Hobson reports on where the money went.
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Small loans appeal to bootstrap crowd

Dec 25, 2007
Peer-to-peer lending websites have made it increasingly possible for everyday people to lend to entrepreneurs around the world. Rachel Dornhelm reports the down-to-earth businesses tend to get the most cash.
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Churches rely on Christmas rush, too

Dec 24, 2007
Retailers aren't the only ones counting on the Christmas rush. December is high season for church going. And while year-end isn't exactly make-or-break time for churches, the way it is for stores, it is a key time to fill up those coffers. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Turning good works into good business

Dec 24, 2007
A community of Cistercian monks in Wisconsin has developed a Web business reselling ink and toner cartridges for printers at a discount. Sarah Caniglia wrote a book about her experiences helping the "laser monks" run their website. She talks with host Amy Scott.
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Pig donations bring home the bacon

Dec 24, 2007
The average annual income in Lesotho is $100 a year, but a $195 donation can buy a family an income-generating piglet that can boost that income substantially. Gretchen Wilson reports.
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Tithing can be a good investment

Dec 21, 2007
What goes around might come around, but can karma apply to our finances? Cash Peters explores the mystical implications and cold, hard reality of tithing after deciding to give away 10 percent of his income.
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It's a fact: Charity pays dividends

Dec 14, 2007
It may be counterintuitive that the mere act of giving money away will make your bank balance grow. But Syracuse University economist Arthur Brooks says that's exactly what happens. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
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Succession a challenge for foundations

Dec 14, 2007
Over the past couple of decades more wealthy American families have set up charitable foundations. And for many of them succession is proving to be a sticky issue. Alex Schmidt reports.
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Giving goes online, too

Dec 13, 2007
Nonprofits are using online auctions and social networks to increase giving. And they're learning that sometimes you have to give a little to get a lot more. Janet Babin reports.
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Charitable tax credits promote giving

Dec 13, 2007
Commentator Hunter Lewis says there's more the United States can do to make giving more affordable. All that's needed is a little change to the tax code.
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