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Report: Merck writers did Vioxx papers

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 16, 2008
An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims some of Merck's academic reports on the arthritis drug Vioxx were written by company employees, and doctors were paid to put their names on the research. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Health

The new kings of Wall Street

Jill Barshay | Apr 16, 2008
A new survey of hedge-fund managers shows the top five made more than $1 billion a year each -- even as the housing and credit markets fell down the rabbit hole. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Dow's happy bank losses aren't worse

Bob Moon | Apr 16, 2008
After JPMorgan and Wells Fargo announced big drops in 1st-quarter profits today their shares promptly shot up and the Dow jumped for joy. Why? The numbers actually met or exceeded expectations. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

A Rollover IRA

Chris Farrell | Apr 16, 2008
Question: I was recently hired for a job in the public sector, working for the state of New York. My previous job was in the private sector. My 401...

Why are home sales so slow?

| Apr 16, 2008
A new poll finds that many Americans think it is a good time to buy a house, especially with the interest rates still pretty good. But sellers aren't selling. What's up? Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Housing

Philly's get-out-the-vote charges

| Apr 16, 2008
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama join in an old tradition tonight when they debate in Philadelphia. They're also trying to avoid another local custom: paying party operatives to get out the vote. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Science

Bush outlines climate change strategy

| Apr 16, 2008
President Bush announces his non-binding goal to cut greenhouse emissions today, while Congress debates its climate legislation. Does either go far enough? Sam Eaton, from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk, reports.

British PM meets with U.S. bankers

Stephen Beard | Apr 16, 2008
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is in the U.S. today to talk with Wall Street bankers about the global credit crunch and possibly ask them to reveal their credit losses asap. Stephen Beard in London reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Economy could trim vacation plans

| Apr 16, 2008
Gas prices, airline dramas, airline ticket prices and economic downturns are likely to make vacation planners to think twice about going away this summer. Stacey Vanek Smith reports the travel industry is offering deals.
Posted In: Travel

House looks at unemployment benefits

| Apr 16, 2008
The unemployment rate is rising and today, the House will consider extending unemployment benefits. Democrats want to give those out of work another 13 weeks of checks. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports
Posted In: Jobs