Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 1, 2013
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A study from the Food Marketing Institute finds we are eating less meat for the first time in eight years. And among meats, beef is taking the biggest hit as more people trade their steak for chicken or pork. The supreme court in India has rejected an attempt by the Swiss drugmaker Novartis to patent an update to a cancer drug. And what kinds of April Fools' pranks are acceptable to pull at the office?
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The resilient American consumer takes February. India's Supreme Court rejects a Novartis drug patent. And can you donate a roller coaster to charity?
Posted In: India, health care, generic drugs, pharmaceuticals
India's Supreme Court has rejected a patent filed by Swiss drug maker Novartis for its cancer drug. The decision has implications for the pharmaceutical industry and millions of people in poor countries.
Posted In: consumer, consumer spending, income
Consumers had a strong February -- spending jumped 0.7 percent and personal income rose 1.1 percent.
Posted In: IRS, Taxes
The IRS says e-filing by individuals has been increasing every year, but that doesn't necessarily mean tax professionals are taking a hit.
Posted In: Food, meat, beef
Beef is not 'what's for dinner' as often as it used to be, as price per pound rises. So butchers and restaurants are selling smaller portions.
Posted In: office, jokes, holiday
Feel free to pull pranks at work, but don't take them too far.