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Waiting game for Murdoch

| Jul 31, 2007
The Wall Street Journal's future could be determined today. The boards of both Dow Jones and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp plan to meet and a deal could be approved, but it all hinges on a few Bancroft family members. WSJ reporter Sarah Ellison explains.
Posted In: Wall Street

More pork in Alaska's scandal

Steve Henn | Jul 31, 2007
Alaska's congressional delegation takes a back seat to no one when it comes to bringing home the bacon. The latest allegations implicate Republican Senator Ted Stevens. Steve Henn has details.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

A question of healthy competition

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jul 31, 2007
The FTC today kicks off a two-day hearing on whether Whole Foods' pending buyout of rival organic retailer Wild Oats constitutes a monopoly. And industry watchers are divided on this one, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Retail

Recession on the horizon?

Steve Tripoli | Jul 31, 2007
As credit tightens in the wake of the subprime lending crisis, some analysts warn that it could impact lending in other areas. And that's one more risk factor on the recession pile. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Tightening the squeeze on Iran

Stephen Beard and Scott Jagow | Jul 31, 2007
Most of Europe's banks had already joined the U.S. in halting financial transactions with Iran in an attempt to pressure it into giving up its nuclear program. Now the last two holdouts have caved, but Iran may find other sources. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Cheaper roaming in Europe today

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 31, 2007
The European Union has required mobile phone carriers there to cap roaming rates by today. But not everyone is sold on the cheaper calls, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Canada

Scotch whiskey's golden age

Stephen Beard | Jul 31, 2007
Bacardi is the latest booze maker to pour out millions in cash to step up production of Scotch whiskey as the spirit enjoys rising popularity among the fast-growing middle classes in emerging markets. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Chavez swimming in oil profits

Dan Grech | Jul 31, 2007
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls it "oil socialism:" upping taxes on foreign oil companies and forcing them out of the country if they resist. His strategy has alienated international investors, but he's got a bundle of cash, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Credit market ills go beyond subprime

Amy Scott | Jul 30, 2007
American Home Mortgage was the latest victim of a smarting subprime mortgage market. And as Amy Scott reports, the company doesn't even make subprime loans.
Posted In: Housing

Auction could change wireless game

Lisa Napoli | Jul 30, 2007
The FCC will soon announce the rules behind its auction of the broadcast spectrum. Lisa Napoli reports that the way the auction goes could have a big impact on the U.S. mobile industry.

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