Marketplace for Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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A very significant study is out that sheds considerable doubt on the value of regular mammograms. We look at how this might affect the industry and the machine that has sprung up around the screening test. Next, the subject of Sports Illustrated ’s swimsuit issue is…. Barbie. How did this happen? Who is going to be excited about this publishing event? Finally, legislation in New York would make NY the first state to ban microbeads used as scouring devices in facial creams and toothpastes, catching up to studies showing the beads are entering the aquatic food chain because they’re too small to be filtered out by water treatment systems.
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