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Genetic test standards

Dec 1, 2005
Genetic policy watchdogs are calling on the government to set standards for the growing number of genetic tests offered to consumers. Helen Palmer has more.
Posted In: Health

Not a fun week at Merck

Nov 28, 2005
Merck's announced plan to cut 7000 jobs isn't a shock - their stock dropped big time after they withdrew Vioxx, and potentially huge legal damages are on the horizon. Helen Palmer has more from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Posted In: Health

Not so boffo

Nov 28, 2005
Movie attendance is down from this time last year, so studios are counting more than ever on the holiday movie season. Harry Potter helped boost Thanksgiving weekend; Stu Levine of Daily Variety considers the rest of the year.

Dance dance revolution, baby

Nov 28, 2005
Parents may worry kids hooked on video games may not be getting enough exercise. But a new generation of video "exergames" looks to change that. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Big week for Merck

Nov 28, 2005
A new round of Vioxx proceedings is expected to begin today and tomorrow in state and federal court. Helen Palmer looks at what's at stake for Merck.
Posted In: Health

Nick & Jessica end their merger

Nov 28, 2005
What ever will happen to Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's careers, now that their marriage is breaking up? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

From the Money Matters Desk: Protection from Cyber Fraud

Nov 25, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- how do you protect yourself from cyber fraud? Jennifer Mulrean, a staff writer for MSN Money, offers tips on clicking your way to a better online shopping experience.
Posted In: Savings

Listener Letters for November 25, 2005

Nov 25, 2005
Time for us to peek into the <em>Marketplace Money</em> letters bag. Don't miss the missives.
Posted In: Economy

A future lost

Nov 25, 2005
A bill setting up an asbestos victims' trust fund is scheduled to come before Congress next January at the earliest. Reporter Meghan Daum talked with one family for whom it's too little, too late.
Posted In: Health

Holiday movies

Nov 25, 2005
Hollywood is hoping a banner holiday movie season will reverse slumping box office receipts. Tess Vigeland reports.

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