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PEACE AT LAST? As the Palestinian death toll from 17 months of fighting exceeds 1,000, Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah proposes a deal: Arab recognition of Israel in exchange for Israel's withdrawal to pre-1967 borders. A desperate world applauds, but Israel is ambivalent and militants are unrepentant

"Trust and reputation can vanish overnight. A factory cannot."
chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, on how the collapse of Enron shows the fragility of companies lacking tangible assets

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