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What makes people happy? Check the database

Jun 27, 2006
Commentator and economist Kevin Hassett consults some exhaustive research on what makes people happy. Money isn't always the answer.

Curveball for Merck

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

Pacemaker recall

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

Laser acupuncture a sham?

Jun 26, 2006
A consumer advocacy group is calling on federal regulators to crack down on businesses that claim laser acupuncture can help smokers kick the habit. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Health

How are millionaires doing it?

Jun 23, 2006
What you need to know today about the world's newest batch of millionaires.

Day in the Work Life: Room with a view

Jun 23, 2006
On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we couch surf with an interior designer.

Get ready for statin price wars

Jun 23, 2006
If there was ever a good time to have high cholesterol, this might be it. The patent on the cholesterol-lowering statin drug, Zocor, expires today. So, generics will soon hit the market, bringing prices down. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Buying better business books

Jun 23, 2006
Business is the second-largest chunk of the book business after fiction. Last year booksellers sold more than one and a half million books on investing. But how can investors differentiate between fact and fiction? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Merck to compete with Zocor generic

Jun 23, 2006
Today Merck's blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor loses its patent. Usually when a brand drug goes generic, the price drops sharply. But Merck's not giving up market share without a fight. Helen Palmer reports.
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Lord & Taylor sale

Jun 23, 2006
Federated Department Stores has sold Lord & Taylor to a property development company. Rachel Dornhelm tells us what's next for the famed up-scale retailer.

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