Aug 30, 2007

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No longer the 'Princess of Sales'

Aug 30, 2007
Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales. But despite the major memorial event, interest in the Princess has waned — as have the profits that grew around her image. Stephen Beard reports.

Now you're just bending your luck

Aug 30, 2007
With superstar David Beckham out of the game due to an injured right knee, will disappointed fans hurt Major League Soccer profits? Tess Vigeland talks to Sports Business Group founder David Carter about the potential losses.
David Beckham is injured during a match August 29.
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Will he or won't he talk interest rate cuts?

Aug 30, 2007
The financial world is waiting to see if Ben Bernanke will give any indication of a cut in interest rates at an annual monetary conference tomorrow. Tess Vigeland talks to Michael Sheldon of investment banking firm Spencer Clarke.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the House Financial Services Committee today.
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Iraqi task force targets contract fraud

Aug 30, 2007
The U.S. Army is launching a major investigation into fraud reports in all those private contracts awarded for military operations in Iraq. With 18,000 contracts in four years, they'll be plenty busy. John Dimsdale reports.

Not all YouTube providers content

Aug 30, 2007
Today, YouTube announced a music-sharing agreement with thousands of U.K. songwriters who'll get paid if their music is used. But as Janet Babin reports, some say content providers should choose if they want to be on there in the first…

CNBC glitzes up for business-news war

Aug 30, 2007
Fox is launching its own business channel in mid-October, and CNBC is preparing for the competition by spicing up everything from graphics to programming. Amy Scott reports.

Market troubles not just 'bad weather'

Aug 30, 2007
The market goes down, and then up and then back down again, and there's nothing we can do about it, right? Not according to commentator Amity Shlaes, who says unlike weather, crashes and recoveries aren't inevitable.

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