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Google feeling Microsoft-Yahoo pinch

Janet Babin and Kai Ryssdal | Feb 4, 2008
After making statements that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal will stifle innovation, Google has begun talks with Yahoo to dissuade a sale. Janet Babin reports on what Google is afraid of.

Hollywood looks to strike's end

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 4, 2008
Word is that talks are going well between the Writer's Guild of America and top studio executives, meaning that the strike may be near its end. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how the entertainment industry will return to production after such a long hiatus.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Federal budget proposal tops $3 trillion

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 4, 2008
President Bush has submitted a budget proposal of $3.1 trillion, declaring that it would fund security efforts yet not present a financial burden for taxpayers. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at the budget and reports on what Americans are getting out of it.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

Why do bonds even need insurance?

| Feb 4, 2008
We've been hearing a lot of news about the trouble with bond insurers like MBIA and Ambac. But why is bond insurance even important? Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan debunks the mystery with Scott Jagow.

Google concerned over Yahoo deal

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Feb 4, 2008
Google executives spent the weekend calling Yahoo and other companies to try to find an alternative to a Microsoft buyout. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports Yahoo's reaction and why Google is concerned over the deal.
Posted In: Science

Deeper into McCain's economics

Jeremy Hobson | Feb 4, 2008
Senator John McCain is now in the position as frontrunner for the GOP. But can his stand behind Reagan-inspired, tax-cutting economics make for strong policy in 2008? Jeremy Hobson explores McCain's history.
Posted In: Economy

Finding PC data they probably shouldn't

| Feb 4, 2008
A computer forensics trade show opens today in Washington, D.C., and industry leaders are showcasing how they can find deleted data from your machine. Danielle Karson has more on the event.
Posted In: Science

The red flags SocGen missed

Stephen Beard | Feb 4, 2008
A report out from France's finance ministry identified several flaws in SocGen's risk management and warning signals the bank should have seen. Stephen Beard tells us what signs SocGen should have spotted before the scandal.
Posted In: Crime, Investing

Bad weather snows in China's economy

| Feb 4, 2008
A critical cold snap in China is causing the country severe economic problems, between a slow down in demand and a shortage of coal. Bill Marcus reports how and where China is being affected.

Border control big for Bush budget

Dan Grech | Feb 4, 2008
President Bush's fiscal plan for next year will focus on cutting health care programs, transportation and education. But there will be a substantial increase in border security. Dan Grech has more.
Posted In: Immigration, Mexico