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Murdoch's empire grows

Stephen Beard | Aug 1, 2007
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has won his battle to buy Dow Jones. He'll pay $5.6 billion for the company that publishes The Wall Street Journal, and some say he'll let it keep its independence simply because it's smart business. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

A wait-and-see mood for WSJ staffers

| Aug 1, 2007
The tabloid style of most of Rupert Murdoch's other media properties might not be a good match for the staid, buttoned-down tone of The Wall Street Journal. But staff writer Sarah Ellison isn't expecting major changes.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Small potatoes in the global market

Lisa Napoli | Aug 1, 2007
Operating largely unnoticed amid the world's major stock exchanges, some markets are just trying to get established. Lisa Napoli went to Thimpu, Bhutan to visit one of the tiniest.
Posted In: Canada

Tough to calm those subprime jitters

Steve Henn | Aug 1, 2007
Henry Paulson is saying a feared U.S. credit crisis is "contained" in the subprime mortgage market. But there are signs the issue isn't going away quietly, or quickly enough for investors. Steve Henn reports.

Unpaid hospital bills piling up

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Aug 1, 2007
More and more hospitals are plagued by bad debt. In other words: lack of payment for services provided. But is there anything they can do about it? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

The problem with China's currency

Steve Tripoli | Aug 1, 2007
U.S. complaint: The yuan's value is too low, which hurts the U.S.-China trade balance. So Congress today will consider new ways to help the Treasury Department pressure China and boost competitiveness. Steve Tripoli explains.
Posted In: Canada

U.S. finishes last in fuel economy

Lisa Napoli | Aug 1, 2007
A new report reveals that the U.S. is at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to fuel economy standards. Turns out even China tops us. Lisa Napoli has details.

A Turning Point?

Chris Farrell | Jul 31, 2007
Memory matters in the broad sweep of public policy. I was reminded of this reading the latest newsletter by Peter Bernstein, a market historian and...

Overseas sales help GM profits thrive

Jill Barshay | Jul 31, 2007
General Motors has had its third profitable quarter in a row, thanks largely to consumers overseas. Jill Barshay reports on who's buying these cars abroad.
Posted In: Auto, Canada, Wall Street

House approves lobbyist reform

Steve Henn | Jul 31, 2007
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill today requiring lobbyists to disclose their contributions to charities with ties to members of Congress. But the bill has some contenders as it moves on to the Senate. Steve Henn reports.