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Curveball for Merck

Stacey Vanek Smith | Jun 27, 2006
News yesterday that a scientific study found Vioxx raised risk of heart attacks after as little as four months of use could hurt Merck's legal strategy against many Vioxx lawsuits. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Posted In: Health

'Buy' and 'Sell' make a comeback

Amy Scott | Jun 27, 2006
After the dot-com bubble burst, stock analysts shied away from definitive stock ratings like "buy" and "sell." But as Amy Scott reports, one high-profile investment bank has had enough of the ambiguous euphemisms that replaced them.
Posted In: Wall Street

Gaga for ethanol

Janet Babin | Jun 27, 2006
Investor enthusiasm for ethanol-maker Aventine's IPO this week might be even bigger than rival VeraSun's recent public stock offering. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Investing

Flood insurance overhaul

Scott Tong | Jun 27, 2006
As heavy rains continue to pound the Mid-Atlantic, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill today making government flood insurance more expensive. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Washington

Ma Microsoft

Lisa Napoli | Jun 27, 2006
Software giant Microsoft continues its quest to diversify, announcing plans to develop a one-stop business communications platform that would include computer-based phone service. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Pacemaker recall

Helen Palmer | Jun 27, 2006
Boston Scientific, the largest maker of heart regulation devices, has issued a recall for thousands of its products. Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health

Boom times for fish farms

Rachel Dornhelm | Jun 27, 2006
With tight restrictions on Pacific salmon fishing, prices for the popular fish are rising and other fisheries are looking to take advantage. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Univision finally has a buyer

Scott Tong | Jun 27, 2006
The nation's dominant Spanish-speaking TV network has been on the block since February. This morning it reached an agreement with a group of private equity companies that's offered $12.3 billion. Scott Tong reports.

How do you spend $30 billion?

Tess Vigeland | Jun 26, 2006
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett plans to transfer most of his wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Host Tess Vigeland asks philanthropy experts how the world's largest charity will handle the enormous influx of cash.

High court to consider CO2 case

Hilary Wicai | Jun 26, 2006
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a case about whether the Bush Administration must regulate carbon dioxide emissions. It could force the issue of global warming. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington