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Japan's Softbank CEO Demonstrates Appetite For Risk

Earlier this week, a Japanese company announced a $20 billion bid for a majority stake in Sprint Nextel, America's third-largest mobile carrier. The deal was launched by the CEO of Softbank — an executive who says he has a "300-year business plan," and who is fond of making investments his peers call "crazy."
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A Tax Plan That Economists Love (And Politicians Hate)

Everyone with a mortgage will pay more. Corporations will pay less. The first in a series of stories on economists' dream presidential candidate.
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The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.
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ABC's Kimmel To Compete Against Late-Night Kings

Huge changes are coming to the world of late-night TV: ABC's Jimmy Kimmel is getting a better time slot, comedian Arsenio Hall will host a show again and NBC's Jay Leno took a pay cut to avoid further layoffs. Kimmel will compete against Leno and David Letterman.
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Lance Armstrong Parts Ways With Livestrong, Nike

Armstrong announced Wednesday that he will no longer be chairing Livestrong, the foundation he started to support fellow cancer survivors. And, he lost major sponsors, including Nike, Anheuser-Busch and Radio Shack. All this follows last week's searing report by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency. It placed Armstrong at the center of a sophisticated doping program on his championship cycling teams.
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Nike Drops Sponsorship Of Armstrong Over Doping

Lance Armstrong is stepping down from his role as Chairman at his cancer-fighting foundation, Livestrong. He's also been dropped by Nike, which ended its relationship with him on Wednesday.

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