Jan 18, 2007

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London exchange on the offensive

Jan 18, 2007
The London Stock Exchange has stepped up its efforts to ward off a hostile takeover bid by NASDAQ, increasing its share buyback program by almost half a billion dollars. Stephen Beard reports.

Ultimate fighting's all about blood — and money

Jan 18, 2007
Decide for yourself if the sport is too violent, but there's no denying the money it's making. Is Corporate America ready to put its name behind mixed martial arts? David Carter says now might be the time.

Exxon Mobil showing its greener side

Jan 18, 2007
After decades of fighting regulations and denying climate change is real, Big Oil is showing signs that it recognizes the science — and politics — of global warming have changed. But consumers beware, John Dimsdale reports.

Europe poised to tighten accounting rules

Jan 18, 2007
An EU regulation set to take effect next year could be even stricter than Sarbanes-Oxley — and that could stop the flow of businesses abandoning Wall Street to list on the London Exchange. Stephen Beard explains.

Intel behaving badly?

Jan 18, 2007
European antitrust regulators reportedly are being urged by their investigators to charge the computer chip maker with anti-competitive practices. Steve Tripoli has details.

Energy boom fallout in Utah

Jan 18, 2007
Oil and gas drilling has reached 21-year highs in parts of the West. But while business is booming, some longtime residents are worse off than ever before. Sam Eaton has the story.

Women don't stay on engineering track

Jan 18, 2007
A British study out today found that the number of women engineering students is up — but not the number of women working as engineers. Janet Babin reports.

Coming together for the uninsured

Jan 18, 2007
America's 47 million uninsured are creating a health care crisis, and out of necessity has come a coalition of strange bedfellows working together for a solution. Hillary Wicai reports.

Inflation watch: Consumer prices climb

Jan 18, 2007
The latest numbers from the Labor Department shoe that the Consumer Price Index rose half a percent, but economists say it's not cause for alarm. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC