- Making News: Al-Sadr Given Last Chance to End Insurgency in Najaf
Muqtada al-Sadr still has not emerged from the Shrine of Imam Ali. The interim Iraqi government says there will be no more peace negotiations, and that a final assault will begin within hours. We get an update on the tense standoff from Newsweek's Babak Dehghanpisheh and Scott Baldauf of the Christian Science Monitor, who was part of a delegation of journalists that entered the Shrine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Google Goes Public
Sergey Brin and Larry Page are the world-s latest billionaires, at least on paper. The price of $85 a share makes their Internet-search firm worth nearly as much as General Motors at $23 billion. Shares of Google started at $100 today on the Nasdaq Stock Market, $15 higher than the initial offering price. Raymond Hennessy has been watching the action as news editor for Dow Jones and Company, which publishes the Wall Street Journal.
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