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The Vioxx effect

Apr 13, 2006
The legal troubles of the once popular pain medication have sapped investor enthusiasm for drug company shares. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Health, Investing

Trans fats across the globe

Apr 13, 2006
A new report concludes MacDonald's fries in much of the US contain considerably more harmful trans fats than Mickey D's popular potatoes in other parts of the world. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us why.
Posted In: Health

Massachusetts governor set to sign health plan

Apr 12, 2006
Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to sign a bill into law today providing nearly all Massachusetts residents with health insurance. But as Helen Palmer reports, not everyone is happy.
Posted In: Health

Ali sells himself

Apr 11, 2006
Muhammad Ali has sold four-fifths of all of his licensing rights. CKX Inc. purchased the majority stake in Ali's name, image, and likeness for $50 million in cash. The deal pairs Ali with Elvis Presley, another iconic image and name owned by CKX. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Sports

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Bay State Reform

Apr 7, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week: Massachusetts has a new plan to make health insurance available to all its residents. Chris says the Feds should take notice.

Baseball's still a big hit with fans

Apr 7, 2006
Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad tells host Scott Jagow that baseball's popularity is up this year despite the cloud of a steroids scandal.
Posted In: Sports

Mad cow? Bird flu? We've got a joke for you

Apr 7, 2006
A cow, a chicken and a pig walk into a bar. The bartender says, Can I see some ID? Amy Scott provides the punch line . . . .
Posted In: Health, Washington

A little benzene with that soda?

Apr 6, 2006
The FDA has found benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, in a number of soft drinks. But the agency says there's nothing to worry about. A watchdog group is contesting the agency's findings and methods. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Junk food could get held back

Apr 6, 2006
A bill introduced in Congress would effectively ban the sale of junk food in public schools. If approved, students might have to go someplace other than the cafeteria vending machine to get their Cheetos. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Steroid cloud hangs over baseball

Apr 6, 2006
Business of sports commentator David Carter tells host Mark Austin Thomas that Major League Baseball's ongoing steroids scandal is a growing cause of concern among sponsors.
Posted In: Sports

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