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After a string of big deals, the past weekend proved rough for mergers and acquisitions. London Stock Exchange shareholders nixed Nasdaq's bid, and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis halted talks. Amy Scott reports.
In Omaha, Neb., a gas-station chain is hoping to convince Americans to stop buying crude from the Middle East. It could be coming to a city near you. Avishay Artsy reports.
Americans expect researchers in this country to consistently lead the world in innovation. But commentator Lawrence Summers says the United States has some work to do if it wants to stay on the leading edge.
Former Treasury Undersecretary John Taylor tells Kai Ryssdal about his experiences in searching out and destroying terrorist financing after 9/11, and trying to get the Iraqi economy going again.
The British cell-phone giant Vodafone has bought control of India's 4th-largest mobile-phone operation. India's phone market is the world's fastest growing. Stephen Beard reports.
Mainline media companies are objecting to ties Google has with some less-than-reputable downloading websites. Matthew Karnitschnig had the story in today's Wall Street Journal. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
The L.A. Galaxy soccer team is looking for a few good men to play (cheap) alongside newly-signed British star David Beckham. Tryouts were held this past weekend. Jane Lindholm hit the field with the hopefuls.