Marketplace PM for August 15, 2005
Drugmaker Merck and its now-withdrawn painkiller Vioxx are on trial in Angleton, Texas. There, 59-year-old Robert Ernst took Vioxx for 8 months before he died; his wife has sued. Richard Stewart has been following the trial for the Houston Chronicle.
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After 38 years, Israel has begun pulling out of the Gaza strip. Soldiers have been handing out eviction notices to Jewish settlers all day: the deadline to move out — or be moved — is Wednesday. Some Palestinians have already started celebrating; they're hoping for an economic boost to add to their political win. Irris Makler reports.
In this edition of the Loh Down, Sandra Tsing Loh is looking for mileage out of motherhood in her a marketing alliance with a vodka maker.
Some times it's tough to be the smart kid with the new idea — take the one-time stock market darling Gardenburger. The company said today it sold $12 million in vegetarian goods last quarter. That's a far cry from the almost $100 million it cleared annually in the mid '90s. Ethan Lindsey reports.