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Protests target drug company's patent fight

Jan 29, 2007
AIDS activists took to the streets of Washington, D.C., and New Delhi, India today, protesting an attempt by Novartis to extend the patent protection for a new leukemia drug it makes. Shia Levitt reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

Drug maker accused of suppressing evidence

Jan 29, 2007
GlaxoSmithKline may have covered up negative findings during clinical trials that linked its antidepressant drug Seroxat with suicidal feelings in teens. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health

A little-known change with a big effect

Jan 26, 2007
He's the executive. He gets to give the orders. Earlier this month President Bush issued an executive order that should make businesses pretty happy. Stephen Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health, Washington

Pension fund takes the lead against Apple

Jan 24, 2007
The New York City Employees' Retirement System says it will be the lead plaintiff in a class-action suit filed against Apple in connection with the company's stock option backdating scandal. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

State Farm settles flood of lawsuits

Jan 24, 2007
Insurance giant State Farm has agreed to pay out about $80 million to Mississippi policyholders who had sued over unpaid claims following Hurricane Katrina. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Crime

A rescue from the send button

Jan 22, 2007
For businesses, e-mails gone wrong can be a matter of corporate life and death. Alex Goldmark tells us about one possible solution — self-destructing communications.
Posted In: Crime

Feds taking no chances

Jan 22, 2007
The U.S. banned online gaming last fall, but now there are reports that the FBI is asking investment banks for information as it looks for evidence that overseas gaming sites are taking money from U.S. customers.
Posted In: Crime, Science

Ney gets 30 months in prison

Jan 19, 2007
Former Congressman Bob Ney was sentenced today for his role in the Abramoff bribery scandal. And if that's not deterrent enough for other lawmakers, the Senate passed far-reaching ethics and lobbying legislation last night.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Targeting ancient tablets to settle a score

Jan 18, 2007
American courts have awarded about <nobr>$6 billion</nobr> to U.S. citizens injured in terrorist attacks funded by Iran. One group of victims is trying to get Iran to pay up in an unusual way. Diantha Parker reports.
Posted In: Crime

Intel behaving badly?

Jan 18, 2007
European antitrust regulators reportedly are being urged by their investigators to charge the computer chip maker with anti-competitive practices. Steve Tripoli has details.
Posted In: Crime, Science

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