Hurricane Katrina devastated the lives of thousands of people along America's southern coastline. National attention has focused mainly on New Orleans, on how destructive the flooding was and how slowly the city is picking up the pieces. But 90 miles east, in the coastal city of Biloxi, Mississippi, a dramatically different story is unfolding.
China's economy has undergone a remarkable transformation, from Communist backwater to world power. But even in a totalitarian regime, the transition hasn't been seamless. For an entire week in January 2006, the daily program Marketplace broadcast live from China, to report first-hand on a booming economy that has altered the competitive landscape.
"Good, but still a lot of little new reports."
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Kai Ryssdal looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Ryssdal and Economics Editor Chris Farrell help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics such as how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car.