Let's say you run a company that makes popular cold remedies and some of your customers tell you they've lost their ability to smell after using your fine products.
Now, let's say, the products in question are the foundation of your company, which also happens to be publicly traded. At what point would you tell the world — and shareholders — about the potential problem and risk a big hit to your stock price?
Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday of complications from congesive heart failure. She was 79. Taylor was English by birth and became an American movie star after she was discovered by a talent scout at age 9. In her later years, Taylor put considerable energy and money into the fight to find a cure for AIDS.
A bomb exploded at a crowded bus stop in central Jerusalem Wednesday, killing one person and wounding more than 25 others.
On its website, the armed wing of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack and vowed to continue targeting cities deep inside Israel. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police had been on a heightened state of alert, but did not have specific intelligence about the attack.
"We know that the explosion is a terrorist attack; we have confirmed that," he said.