Haiti earthquake

Haiti's Best Hotels Thrive in the Quake's Long Aftermath

A year after Haiti's catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake, Port-au-Prince is still primarily a city of rubble and ruin. But the views from high-end spots like the Hotel Oloffson are picture perfect, and with armies of aid workers still needing somewhere to bed down, business at those hotels left intact is booming.

Six Months Later, Haiti Foresees a Long Road to Recovery

How long will it take Haiti to make even a modest recovery from the devastating earthquake that killed 330,000 people six months ago? At least 20 years, according to the Action Plan released by the impoverished island nation's government.

Legal Briefing: Bank Overdraft Fee Lawsuit Goes Forward

In Wednesday's legal news, a judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit against big banks over wrongful overdraft fees. The banks could face a multi-billion dollar judgment. And should U.S. companies competing for rebuilding contracts in Haiti be exempt from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

Haiti Earthquake Brings Charity Scams Out of the Woodwork

Within hours of last week's earthquake in Haiti, charities were scrambling to respond to the catastrophe. So too were cyber-criminals, who were looking to exploit unwitting Internet users seeking to donate to the relief effort. It has gotten so bad, the FBI and others have issued warnings to the public.

Innovative homes donated to Haiti

As the aftershocks continue, an international company specializing in composite wall panels has pledged to donate 1,000 small homes to the Haiti...

Haiti Quake: First Seismic Aftershocks, Then Economic Ones

The 6.1 aftershock in Haiti on Wednesday underscores the multitude of challenges facing the country, where the International Monetary Fund estimates that the disaster could cost much more than the $900 million in damage from 2008's hurricanes.

How to shop for Haiti: a roundup

Thanks to the Huffington Post's shame-on-you report, credit card companies stopped taking a cut of charitable donations made to Haiti relief efforts...

AP Reporter No Longer Has Haiti Beat to Himself

Jonathan Katz, who had the Haiti beat largely to himself thanks to newsroom cutbacks in international coverage, is no longer alone. Media's biggest names including Diane Sawyer and Anderson Cooper have landed since the earthquake. Katz's house here is in ruins, but he mourns for the rest of the island.

U.S. May Face Steep Tab in Haiti Rebuilding

President Obama has offered Haiti the United States' 'full support' after the island nation suffered an epic earthquake. What he did not mention is America's generosity may come with a hefty price tag to U.S. taxpayers as the deficit mushrooms from the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.