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Al-Zarqawi death drops oil prices

Jun 8, 2006
Oil prices dropped below $70 a barrel today after US-led airstrike yesterday killed al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Oil exports there have been the constant target of sabotage. Stephen Beard reports.

Chirac wants German Euronext deal

Jun 7, 2006
French President Jacques Chirac has pooh-poohed the American takeover of Paris-based stock exchange operator Euronext. Chiraq says he'd prefer a merger with the Germans. Stephen Beard reports.

More regulations, please

Jun 6, 2006
Business doesn't usually line up to ask for more regulation, but a group of senior British executives is demanding stricter curbs on carbon dioxide emissions. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Bidding for Europe's growing airport business

Jun 5, 2006
The battle to take over one of Europe's largest airport operators is lifting off. A large Australian bank has joined a consortium led by Goldman Sachs and is poised to make a bid. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

A hedge fund pandemic?

Jun 2, 2006
Hedge funds are dangerous, more of a threat to the world's economy than a bird flu pandemic. That's a new warning from the European Central Bank. Stephen Beard reports.

Iran's answer: NO

Jun 1, 2006
The US has offered to hold talks with Iran about its nuclear program, but only if it promises to stop developing weapons-grade uranium first. Iran rejected the stipulation. Stephen Beard reports.

European markets cheer Paulson?

May 31, 2006
After yesterday's losses, European shares regained their poise this morning, and it may have something to do with Henry Paulson's nomination to become US Treasury Secretary. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

EU court strikes down US deal

May 30, 2006
A US law requiring airlines to provide detailed passenger information on international flights coming into the country has been ruled illegal by the European Court of Justice. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

EU court strikes down US deal

May 30, 2006
A US law requires airlines traveling to our country to provide detailed passenger information. But today, the European Court of Justice ruled the anti-terrorism measure is illegal. From London, Stephen Beard explains.

Waging economic war against Iran

May 29, 2006
The US is reportedly trying to gather allies to launch an all-out financial attack on Iran over its plans to enrich uranium. Iran continues to insist it has a right to nuclear technology. Stephen Beard reports.