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Jan 26, 2007

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Nasdaq's done playing games

Jan 26, 2007
Nasdaq officials say they'll pay $5.3 billion to buy the London Stock Exchange. Not a penny more. The LSE's been fighting off the hostile bid tooth and nail. But it's shareholders who'll decide. Amy Scott reports.

Iraq war justified? Maybe for Baby Einsteins

Jan 26, 2007
President Bush drew attention to the woman who founded the Baby Einstein Company and sold it to Disney in 2001. He meant to stress the importance of women entrepreneurs. But commentator Susan Linn has another take.

Has the housing market hit bottom?

Jan 26, 2007
New-home sales were up in December, according to the Commerce Department. But 2006 was a year the home-building business would rather forget. Sales suffered the biggest drop since 1989. What's next?

Afghanistan aid package raises Pakistan pressure

Jan 26, 2007
President Bush and Democrats are at odds over a $10 billion aid package for Afghanistan. Democrats want to put conditions on the money to pressure Pakistan into cracking down on the Taliban. John Dimsdale reports.

A little-known change with a big effect

Jan 26, 2007
He's the executive. He gets to give the orders. Earlier this month President Bush issued an executive order that should make businesses pretty happy. Stephen Henn reports.

Putting a price tag on a Picasso

Jan 26, 2007
Fine art's been selling like mad. It raked in record profits last year. But for most of us, arriving at a monetary value for art is a mysterious thing. Stacey Vanek Smith takes a look at how it's done.
A man bids on a work of art inside the auction house Christie's during the post-war and contemporary art sale Nov. 15, 2006 in New York City.
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