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Bird flu preparations

Mar 10, 2006
Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt warned states and municipalities to prepare now for a possible bird flu pandemic. But Curt Nickisch reports that some localities complain the feds need to pony up more money.
Posted In: Health

NFL and its players go long

Mar 9, 2006
The National Football League has reached a contract agreement with its players, ensuring six years of labor peace. Tess Vigeland looks at how the league succeeds where other sports fail.
Posted In: Sports

The Classic: Safe or out?

Mar 9, 2006
One week into the inaugural World Baseball Classic, host Cheryl Glaser and business of sports expert David Carter examine whether it's doing much to attract more fans to the game.
Posted In: Sports

The return of Tysabri?

Mar 9, 2006
A drug to treat multiple sclerosis is one step closer to returning to market despite concerns it could trigger a rare brain disease. Helen Palmer reports the debate over the drug may harbinger a shift in FDA regulatory policy.
Posted In: Health, Washington

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

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.

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