- Newsmaker: Corporate Corruption Hearing
This week's leading topic in Washington will be financial scandal and how to restore America's confidence in business. Both houses of Congress are talking tough, and President Bush is preparing a major speech on Wall Street. Lee Walczak, Washington bureau chief for BusinessWeek, offers an update on the corporate crime wave that's devastating the stock market and consumer confidence.
- Reporter's Notebook: Defining Terrorism
Last week, an Egyptian immigrant killed two Jews and wounded two other people at the El Al ticket counter at LA International Airport. Although the initial assumption was that Hesham Mohamed Hadayet was a terrorist, it now appears he may have had a financial dispute with the Israeli airlines. Amir Taheri, who writes for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia, elaborates on the difficulty and importance of defining terrorism.
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