For the first time, the Big Board is operating as a profit-making enterprise that has to answer to shareholders. That may mean some big changes in the way Wall Street does business. New York Bureau Chief Bob Moon reports.
Violence has flared up between Israelis and Palestinians this week, with bombings hurting business in some quarters of Jersalem. But fears gave a bump to business in another part of the city. Hilary Krieger reports.
Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will boost spending on oil and gas exploration from $18 billion to $20 billion a year through the end of the decade. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.
In light of its Hurricane Katrina response, some say FEMA should be removed from the Department of Homeland Security. But commentator Robert Reich says how the parts of a whole are organized doesn't much matter -- in business or government.
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