Feb 26, 2007

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All the glamour you can rent

Feb 26, 2007
Did Helen Mirren's handbag catch your fancy? Some of the styles seen on the red carpet on Sunday will be headed to a store near you. Not to buy, but to rent. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Actress Helen Mirren at the Academy Awards, Feb. 25, 2007
Stephen Shugerman, Getty Images

We have Sloan's permission to be upbeat

Feb 26, 2007
Even though the Dow Industrials last week had its worst week since August, Wall Street did set a significant record. Newsweek's Allan Sloan explains to Scott Jagow why things are actually looking up.

Pfizer's U.K. deals runs into opposition

Feb 26, 2007
Drug wholesalers in Britain are threatening legal action to block a plan by Pfizer to supply medicines for the U.K. market through a single company. Stephen Beard reports.

A grave marketing error

Feb 26, 2007
British candy and soft-drink maker Cadbury Schweppes' has apologized for a Dr. Pepper promotional campaign in which treasure-hunt prizes were buried in a historic Boston cemetery. Stephen Beard reports, with Scott Jagow.

Satellite radio: Monopoly or competitor?

Feb 26, 2007
XM and Sirius, the country's only satellite radio networks, will make their case before Congress this week for why the FCC's antitrust rules don't apply to their proposed merger. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

A stamp that would last 'forever'

Feb 26, 2007
U.S. postal regulators will likely recommend another increase in the price of stamps today, to 42 cents.They might also recommend a new kind of stamp that would really stick. Pat Loeb reports.

India has its own 'Big Three'

Feb 26, 2007
Nissan, Renault and Mahindra & Mahindra have announced a joint project to build a new factory and get into the race in India's booming auto industry. Miranda Kennedy reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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