Winners & Losers

Winners Online retailers: “Cyber Monday” is expected to trump today, also known as “Black Friday,” the traditional king of Christmas shopping days. Asian trade: China and India vow to double trade by 2010, and the region’s stock markets are hitting record highs. The American public: O.J. Simpson’s book and TV special, detailing how he “might” ...

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Winners

Online retailers: "Cyber Monday" is expected to trump today, also known as "Black Friday," the traditional king of Christmas shopping days.

Asian trade: China and India vow to double trade by 2010, and the region's stock markets are hitting record highs.

Winners

Online retailers: “Cyber Monday” is expected to trump today, also known as “Black Friday,” the traditional king of Christmas shopping days.

Asian trade: China and India vow to double trade by 2010, and the region’s stock markets are hitting record highs.

The American public: O.J. Simpson’s book and TV special, detailing how he “might” have murdered his ex-wife and her friend, are cancelled.

Chen Shui-Bian: Taiwan’s president survives yet another opposition bid to oust him from office for a corruption scandal.

Losers

Putin: Poisoned former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko issues a statement just before dying, accusing Putin of “barbaric and ruthless” murder.

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah: Heaped with scorn as hundreds of thousands rally in Beirut to mourn assassinated Lebanese Minister Pierre Gemayel.

Iranian soccer fans: FIFA suspends the Islamic Republic from international competition because of “government meddling.”

China’s lungs: The latest air quality reports out of China are shocking. Beijing kids inhale the equivalent of a few packs of cigarettes a day.

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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