- Newsmaker: House and Senate Agree on Corporate Reform Bill
As John Rigas, founder of cable TV giant Adelphia Communications, and his two sons were being arrested on fraud charges, the Congress reached final agreement on a massive corporate reform bill. Rex Nutting, of CBS MarketWatch.com, looks at the legislation aimed at eliminating corporate excess and boosting investor confidence.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Sacrifice of Kurdish Daughter Divides Swedes In Sweden this January, a 26 year-old immigrant Kurdish girl was killed by her father for becoming too European. Sadly, the incident illustrates an immigration problem that is spreading all over Europe. The New York Times- Sarah Lyall, explains how the tragedy has divided Swedes and carries frightening ramifications for elections this coming November.
Killing of Hamas Leader Threatens Mid-East Peace
Israel is braced for retaliation, internal debate and dissention after its assassination of Salah Shehade. Although Foreign Minister Shimon Peres called the militant Hamas leader a -local- Osama bin Laden, rightly targeted by the Israeli army, he apologized for the midnight bombing that killed 17 Palestinians and wounded 150 others. International leaders condemned the killing, one human rights group accused its own government of -terrorism,- and Hamas has threatened unspeakable revenge. We assess how the -targeted strike- threatens the small steps that were being made toward reconciliation with an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a leader of the left-wing Meretz Party, a former US ambassador, a BBC Arabic Service correspondent and the editor of the Jerusalem Report.