In Business This Week
--A squirrel-induced outage on Aug. 1 shut down the Nasdaq for 34 minutes.
--Scott Paper accelerated a plan to cut 10,500 jobs, one- third of its worldwide total.
--Cobb County, Ga., won't dump antigay ideas--and so won't host Olympic volleyball.
--American General was rebuffed in a $2.6 billion offer for Chicago insurer Unitrin.EDITED BY THANE PETERSON