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Will NYC go trans fat free?

Dec 5, 2006
It's a big morning for much-maligned trans fats. The New York City Board of Health meets today to decide whether to ban the artery-clogging oils from all the city's eateries. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health, New York

Clock's ticking for Pfizer

Dec 4, 2006
Pfizer halted development of its new cholesterol drug following unexpected deaths during test trials. It's a huge blow to the drugmaker, which needs a blockbuster with Lipitor's patent set to expire in 5 years. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Doctors: Stop advertising to kids

Dec 4, 2006
An influential doctor's association has issued a call to ban all questionable advertising targeted at children. But will it translate into real legislative action? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Health

Big fat budget priority

Dec 4, 2006
Commentator and economist Susan Lee says government interference in the fat market makes sense but wonders, exactly how much are taxpayers willing to spend? A new study provides a surprising answer.
Posted In: Health, Taxes

Pfizer fizzles

Dec 4, 2006
Drug giant Pfizer halted development of its most promising experimental drug after more than 80 people died during test trials. This is a major setback for the company, Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Health

Define middle class

Dec 1, 2006
Does the middle class exist anymore? Is it strictly a political term without any designation? John Dimsdale reports.

Day in the Work Life: A la carte

Dec 1, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we cook up a tale with a restaurateur.

Personal info on file — in the dumpster

Dec 1, 2006
The nation's largest drugstore chains say they're working to improve patient privacy after an investigative reporter easily found sensitive information about their customers.
Posted In: Health

Answering the ring with a beep

Dec 1, 2006
Despite all the warnings, people's cell phones continue to be a distraction to moviegoers. So one theater chain is taking new steps to combat the problem. Jane Lindholm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Courts set rules on electronic documents

Dec 1, 2006
New rules about the archiving and retrieval of e-mails and other electronic correspondence went into effect in federal courts today. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Crime

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