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Prescription for doctors: Admit mistakes

Mar 8, 2006
Physicians at Harvard's teaching hospitals have a new specialty to learn -- how to apologize. Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Harvard Medical School, says it's the right thing to do.
Posted In: Health

Oscar gets jiggy wit it

Mar 6, 2006
Three 6 Mafia won Best Song Oscar last night for their tune "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp." The rappers are the second hip hop artists to win an Oscar; Eminem was the first. So what kind of street credibility is the award worth? Tess Vigeland has the story.

Bellwether Vioxx trial

Mar 6, 2006
Opening arguments are scheduled today in the case of two men who each took Vioxx for more than two years and claim they suffered a heart attack as a result. Helen Palmer reports that the outcome of this trial could well determine the viability of other liability cases against the drug's maker, Merck.
Posted In: Health

The Mailbag for March 3, 2006

Mar 3, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on managing an inheritance, buying a vacation home, and securing a mortgage after bankruptcy.
Posted In: Housing

The Job Files: Mystery shopper

Mar 3, 2006
This installment of the Job Files looks at a spy disguised as a customer.

Fourth quarter Hail Mary

Mar 3, 2006
In a bid to get its labor house in order, the NFL has delayed the start of free agency. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Sports

And the 'Brandy' goes <nobr>to . . .</nobr>

Mar 3, 2006
You've heard of the Oscars, of course. But what about the "Brandies"? These Hollywood trophies go to the company with the most product placement in movies. Lisa Napoli explains.

NFL negotiations

Mar 2, 2006
Tonight the NFL season begins, and barring a last minute agreement between the NFL owners and players, the rough and tumble of labor trouble is about to begin. Our Sports Business analyst Ed Derse fills us in on the dynamics.
Posted In: Sports

Celebrex study

Mar 2, 2006
We've all heard the charges that Vioxx can trigger heart attacks. Now comes word that rival pain reliever Celebrex may also exacerbate heart problems. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

iTunes video royalties

Mar 1, 2006
The Hollywood labor unions are asking Disney to increase the royalties actors, directors, and writers receive when their work is downloaded from Apple's iTunes music store. Disney says it won't go beyond the current DVD formula. Lisa Napoli has the details.

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