Insurers are trying to keep medical costs down by pushing consumers to shift to cheaper prescriptions. But as David Lazarus tells Jeremy Hobson, this could put those with conditions that can't be treated with generic drugs in an expensive bind.
Although cigarette sales have fallen 17 percent in the past five years, smokeless tobacco sales have risen at about 7 percent a year. Tobacco companies are hoping smokers who quit cigarettes will move on to smokeless tobacco products within the same brand.
The British government is expected to vote on a controversial tuition hike for higher education -- students could expect to pay as much as $14,000 a year for public universities. Stephen Beard explains.
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