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Harrah's considers buyout offers

Steve Tripoli | Dec 13, 2006
The board of the world's largest casino company meets today to consider competing buyout offers from three private equity firms and a hedge fund. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

SEC reconsiders Sarbanes-Oxley

John Dimsdale | Dec 13, 2006
Federal regulators are expected today to offer some relief for smaller companies that have been complaining about the cost of complying with the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Washington

New antidepressant warning?

Helen Palmer | Dec 13, 2006
There's already a safety warning for children, but today an FDA panel looks at whether labeling on antidepressants should include increased risk of suicide for adults too. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Christmas tree surplus

| Dec 13, 2006
A glut of Christmas trees on the domestic market has forced growers to look for sales opportunities abroad. Chris Lehman reports.
Posted In: Mexico

Steel power lunch

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 13, 2006
This week in 1900, one of the girders of the U.S. industrial economy was formed over a lunch meeting. Stacy Vanek-Smith has the history.

EU crackdown on chemicals

Stephen Beard | Dec 13, 2006
The European Union's REACH law is expected to pass today. It would regulate use of chemicals in products sold in the EU — and that could cost U.S. companies big-time. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Corporate America and foreign oil

Scott Jagow | Dec 13, 2006
Big business is organizing to lobby Washington about overseas oil dependence. Host Scott Jagow talks to Goldman Sachs' vice-chairman Bob Hormats about the group's mission.
Posted In: Washington

Making nice in China . . . for now

Ruth Kirchner | Dec 13, 2006
The U.S. trade delegation in China is off to an amicable start, but the mood may change tomorrow when the U.S. presents its list of complaints. Ruth Kirchner reports.
Posted In: Canada

Are Bernanke & Co. thinking lower rates?

Amy Scott | Dec 12, 2006
No real surprises came from the Fed today. The question now is when it might start to lower interest rates again. The answer may lie in the bond markets. Amy Scott reports.

For Best Buy, discounts aren't the best deal

Lisa Napoli | Dec 12, 2006
Best Buy's third-quarter profits were up 9 percent in the third quarter and it's selling more. Trouble is, the country's largest electronics retailer is selling more at a discount. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail