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Vioxx successor seeks approval

Helen Palmer | Apr 12, 2007
An FDA panel votes today on a new Merck arthritis drug called Arcoxia. It's a super-aspirin like Vioxx, which was pulled off shelves after studies linked use to increased risks of heart attack and stroke. But does this new drug belong on the market?
Posted In: Health

China, Japan ease back into business

| Apr 12, 2007
The neighboring nations have a history of bitter rivalry, but economic opportunity is helping to heal old wounds in a new era of global business.
Posted In: Canada

Oil company vows to cut greenhouse gases

| Apr 11, 2007
Conoco-Phillips, the nation's second-largest oil refiner, announced today it's taking steps to curb carbon dioxide emissions. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Washington

Rethink those summer driving plans

John Dimsdale | Apr 11, 2007
Gas futures jumped 3 cents a gallon today after the government reported a sharp drop in the nation's gasoline inventories. Still, our John Dimsdale found some good news in the report.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

U.S. troops to be away from home longer

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 11, 2007
Defense Secretary Robert Gates today extended the deployments of U.s. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kai Ryssdal talked with national security expert Gordon Adams about the change.
Posted In: Washington

Columbia U. gets some big financial aid

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Apr 11, 2007
Broadcast industry mogul John Kluge has given $400 million to Columbia University — just for student financial aid. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on what kind of aid that amount will come to.
Posted In: New York

We may be taking some hits from free trade

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 11, 2007
Electronics and India are forcing economists to rethink some of their assumptions about free trade. One of them, Alan Blinder, talked with Kai Ryssdal about the impact on jobs and the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

Putting patents on saving money

Janet Babin | Apr 11, 2007
A growing number of inventors are patenting strategies that could save you money on your taxes. And if you use one without permission? Well, that's called patent infringement. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Taxes

China's short on water

Scott Tong | Apr 11, 2007
Half of China's rivers are deemed too polluted to drink from. And more than 100 of its cities face what authorities call severe water shortages. Scott Tong reports on China's water-supply crisis.

Direct student loans only, please

| Apr 11, 2007
Commentator Robert Reich says the federal direct student loan program works well, so we should stop having taxpayers pay more to subsidize loans issued by banks and other private lenders.


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