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Time to dump the donkey

| Jan 23, 2007
A donkey? Jesse Kalisher says it's about time Democrats updated their logo to something that'll really move the tchotchkes — and the political contributions. He's got an idea for Republicans too . . .

Less effective birth control?

Hilary Wicai | Jan 23, 2007
Birth control pills may not work as well as they used to. Today the FDA is meeting with a panel of experts to decide what to do about it. Hillary Wicai explains.
Posted In: Health

New backdrop for immigration reform

Dan Grech | Jan 23, 2007
With Democrats in control of Congress, President Bush is expected to make a renewed push for an immigration policy overhaul. And his guest worker program might have a better shot this time around. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Washington

Fuel-efficiency politics on deck

Sarah Gardner | Jan 23, 2007
President Bush is expected to call for better fuel economy in his State of the Union address tonight. Sounds simple enough, but not everyone agrees on the best way to achieve it. Sarah Gardner reports
Posted In: Auto

Viagra ads under attack

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 23, 2007
An AIDS group is suing Pfizer over the way it markets Viagra, saying the ads encourage recreational use of the drug. But Viagra sales could have staying power even without the ads, Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health

Chipping away at profits

Amy Scott | Jan 23, 2007
Computer chips keep getting smaller — and so do their prices. That's leaving archrivals Intel and Advanced Micro Devices in a race to cut costs and improve their products. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Science, Wall Street

Schizophrenia drug under scrutiny

Stephen Beard | Jan 23, 2007
The Times of London says leaked documents show that American drug maker Eli Lilly knew about potentially-dangerous side effects of Zyprexa almost a decade ago. Stephen Beard has details.
Posted In: Canada, Health

Finding the gold in Golden State

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jan 23, 2007
This week in 1848, gold was discovered in California. That lucky strike sparked the largest gold rush ever and an economy was born. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

Generics are a bitter pill for Pfizer

Stephen Beard | Jan 22, 2007
The world's biggest drugmaker says it will lay off 10,000 jobs — about 10% of its workforce — due to threats to its sales from generic drugs. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Could tax break be a healthcare benefit?

Hilary Wicai | Jan 22, 2007
In his State of the Union Address, President Bush will propose making healthcare coverage more affordable by changing the way health benefits are taxed. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington