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May 15, 2008

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With CNET, CBS eyes big Web audience

May 15, 2008
CBS is paying $1.8 billion for CNET, the Internet icon that's run into some trouble of late. What's in the deal for CBS? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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CBS/CNET

If GE's under pressure, what's next?

May 15, 2008
General Electric reportedly is looking to sell off its appliance unit. If a bellwether like GE is struggling, what's it like out there for everyone else? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Quake puts focus on China dam building

May 15, 2008
Troops have been dispatched to shore up nearly 400 dams damaged by the Sichuan province earthquake. Mother Nature's mostly to blame, but there are worries over human error, too, since China has been exporting its dam-building expertise. Scott Tong reports.

Hip district keeps going as bullets fly

May 15, 2008
In the 30 years since the Lebanese civil war started, violence has become almost a way of life -- for residents and for businesses. Ben Gilbert reports from West Beirut.

With taxes, you can't win for losing

May 15, 2008
If you gamble, your winnings are taxable and your losses are deductible. But commentator and tax attorney Conrad Teitell says good luck trying to get Uncle Sam to accept those deductions.

American steel showing some strength

May 15, 2008
The New York Mercantile Exchange is going to start trading steel later this year -- a solid reflection of rising steel prices and corporate profits. American steel companies are booking record earnings. John Dimsdale reports.

Stalled energy policy slows business

May 15, 2008
American homeowners and businesses can now get federal tax credits for installing renewable energy systems. But those credits are scheduled to expire at year's end, which is leaving clean-energy companies in the dark. Danielle Karson reports.

Egypt asserts ownership of its past

May 15, 2008
Over the centuries, thousands of ancient treasures have left Egypt -- either with official blessings or by smugglers. Now Egypt is stepping up its efforts to reclaim and safeguard its antiquities. Amy Scott reports.

Music from the episode

The Light The Album Leaf
The Light The Album Leaf
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Sleepdriving Grand Archives
Sleepdriving Grand Archives
Lake Michigan Rogue Wave
Lake Michigan Rogue Wave