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Seems everybody's a buyout target

Dec 18, 2006
A new wave of merger and acquisition announcements has been going on for months now, from biotech firms to auto parts makers. Steve Tripoli reports the shopping spree might go right past Christmas.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing, Wall Street

Caremark gets another offer to consider

Dec 18, 2006
The proposed deal would unite the country's second- and third-largest pharmacy benefit managers. But some say the offer from Express Scripts could make regulators nervous.
Posted In: Economy

Bringing in the outdoors and the green

Dec 18, 2006
The forest greens business is the half-billion-dollar industry that brings you that Christmas wreath on your door. And its roots are in a largely underground economy. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy

The word on Bible sales

Dec 18, 2006
The holiday season is a popular time for Americans to pick up Bibles. Daniel Radosh talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the all-time best-seller just keeps selling.
Posted In: Economy

FedEx gets help from the top

Dec 18, 2006
Shoppers are rushing to get those last-minute gifts delivered and thanks to the Internet, a record number of packages will be shipped this week. At FedEx, everyone's pitching in to meet demand. Tanya Ott explains.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Cigarette prices going up

Dec 18, 2006
Philip Morris is raising the price of its cigarettes by 10 cents a pack starting today. Steve Tripoli tells us how this one got passed on to consumers.
Posted In: Retail

A week before Christmas, a miser was born

Dec 18, 2006
Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to this week in 1843 to find out how Scrooge got his start — and became an instant publishing phenomenon.
Posted In: Entertainment

Sloan Sessions: Define recession

Dec 18, 2006
Host Scott Jagow asked Newsweek Wall Street editor Allan Sloan to predict whether we're headed for recession in '07, but it turns out that all depends whose definition you're using.
Posted In: Wall Street

Shopping spree on Wall Street

Dec 18, 2006
Everyone's in a buying mood this holiday season. Private equity firms have been on a record buying spree this year and they showed no sign of slowing over the weekend.
Posted In: Wall Street

There's the rub: Where to put Wall Street statue?

Dec 15, 2006
One of Wall Street's famous statues of a bull and bear — said to bring good luck with a special touch — needs a new home. Commentator John Steele Gordon says someone should get on the ball to find a place for it.
Posted In: Wall Street

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