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What was on bin Laden's computer?

May 9, 2011
All kinds of computer equipment was found at the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed. How valuable is it and how hard will it be to read? Also, a new smartphone that's as thick as a piece of paper.

Online scammers already taking advantage of bin Laden's death

May 3, 2011
That didn't take long. If you go online looking for information about Osama bin Laden's death, please know that there are creeps trying to take advantage of your curiosity.

Following the terrorism money trail

May 3, 2011
Osama bin Laden's death is expected to have an impact on terror financing. Matthew Levitt of The Washington Institute discusses how counterterrorism officials follow that money trail.

Sights set on U.S. aid to Pakistan

May 2, 2011
We're halfway through dispensing more than $7 billion in aid to Pakistan. Now some people think it should come with more strings attached.

Markets react to news of bin Laden's death

May 2, 2011
Markets jumped on the news that U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, but the prices of commodities such as oil, gold and silver fell.

Will killing Osama kill the movement he inspired?

May 2, 2011
U.S. intelligence officials believe al-Qaida will have a hard time recovering from the death of its murderous leader, Osama bin Laden.

Exploring al-Qaida as a business operation

May 2, 2011
Exeter University professor Bill Tupman says the death of Osama bin Laden may not destroy al-Qaida's financing arm. That's because the group operates like a franchise company.

Can al-Qaida move forward without bin Laden?

May 2, 2011
Phillip Zelikow, executive director of the 9/11 Commission, explains the future of al-Qaida without its figurehead, and the U.S. investments in special operations.

Investors pull out of safe investment on news of bin Laden's death

May 2, 2011
The dollar is up, and gold, oil and other commodities are down on the news of Osama bin Laden's death. Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist with Mesirow Financial in Chicago, explains.
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Spending may get a boost from bin Laden death

May 2, 2011
As many celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden, some Americans plan to spend more freely. But others expect to reign in future spending in case of another attack.
 

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