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Picasso under glass

| Aug 20, 2007
Ordinarily, if you want to see a fine work of art, you'd have to go to the nearest museum. Commentator Sandra Tsing Loh found an alternative. But now she's caught up in the age-old struggle with buyer's remorse.
Posted In: Investing

Hospitals' mistakes could cost them

Helen Palmer | Aug 20, 2007
Medicare is set to publish new rules this week that will pay providers more for treating sicker patients, but less if hospitals make mistakes that make patients sicker. Helen Palmer reports that other insurers will surely follow suit.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Inc.'s a bit more at ease with ink

| Aug 20, 2007
Every summer about this time, after a couple of months of short sleeves and tank tops, you get a good idea of the increasing number of people sporting tattoos. And, as Pat Loeb found out, body art is becoming more acceptable from college campuses to the boardroom.
Posted In: Jobs

When hedge funds die...

Scott Jagow | Aug 20, 2007
Back in July a hedge fund called Sowood Capital collapsed in a week's time, and took $1.6 billion of investors' money down with it. The Boston Globe's Chris Rowland tells us how that's possible.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Swiss bank head: Reality striking back

Stephen Beard | Aug 20, 2007
Switzerland's central bank chairman took off the gloves over the weekend, predicting in press interviews that we haven't seen the end of the crisis in world financial markets, thanks to the U.S. Stephen Beard has more.

American cheese gets flavor

| Aug 20, 2007
Artisanal cheese makers across the U.S. are slowly but surely crafting a better reputation for American cheese. Think less square singles wrapped in plastic, more finely-aged fromage fit even for the French? Oui, Daniel Weiss reports.
Posted In: Retail

NASDAQ gives up on London

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 20, 2007
The London Stock Exchange rebuffed its takeover advances earlier this year, so NASDAQ announced this morning it's putting its 31 percent stake in LSE up for sale. It's got its eye on another exchange now, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Tough times for 'Three Amigos'

Dan Grech | Aug 20, 2007
The annual meeting of North American presidents, designed to integrate the economies of the the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has earned the nickname "Three Amigos Summit." But relations are strained among these so-called friends, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

Washington's import dilemma

John Dimsdale | Aug 20, 2007
A White House task force on import safety is working on recommendations to protect consumers from dangerous products. That's an interesting assignment for an administration that lives and dies by the rule of free trade, John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

This land is ore land

| Aug 20, 2007
Hard rock miners digging for gold, silver, copper or uranium operate under an 1872 law that allows them to extract public resources for free. A bill in Congress now would change that, but the companies have powerful allies, Wren Elhai reports.
Posted In: Washington