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New push to regulate Big Tobacco

Jul 25, 2007
Congress will consider whether the FDA should have more regulatory power over cigarette makers. But at least one former FDA official says the agency is simply too swamped to take on more responsibilities. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

A la carte satellite to sweeten the deal

Jul 24, 2007
The heads of Sirius and XM radio are hoping a new, less expensive consumer package will help convince the feds to approve their proposed merger. Opponents fear a monopoly. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Washington

Avandia woes hurt Glaxo's bottom line

Jul 24, 2007
The diabetes drug could be linked to a greater chance of heart attack or stroke. And analysts worry GlaxoSmithKline might not have a blockbuster drug in the pipeline to boost sales. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Policing the flood of imports to U.S.

Jul 23, 2007
More than 11 million cargo ships unload in U.S. ports every year. A new proposal would have each container inspected and scanned. But just how practical is that, and who would scan the data? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

The real power of the Fed chief

Jul 23, 2007
Ben Bernanke has headed the Federal Reserve Board for 18 months now, and some still hang on his every word. But does he really have much power? Fortune editor-at-large Allen Sloan says yes and no...
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street, Washington

Student borrowers may have it easier

Jul 20, 2007
The Senate has passed the Higher Education Access Act, which would direct more money to grants and student aid. If approved by the president, it's expected to make paying for college easier for students. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Bump in road to WWW ad domination

Jul 20, 2007
Congress is taking a closer look at Google's plan to buy DoubleClick. The $3.1 billion deal announced in April is awaiting approval from the FTC, but first it'll have to endure an investigation and hearings on Capitol Hill. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

Bittersweet anniversary for the homeless

Jul 19, 2007
Sunday marks 20 years since the enactment of the first federal legislation to tackle homelessness, but the number of homeless has since more than doubled. Jeff Tyler looks at what happened and how advocates suggest we turn things around.
Posted In: Washington

Changes vowed in pitching food to kids

Jul 18, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission heard today from food companies that market to children. And the mere mention of government regulation prompted those companies to crack down on themselves. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Will junk food ads walk the plank?

Jul 18, 2007
The FTC looks into food ad and marketing campaigns aimed at kids. Some of the sugary food products, like perennial breakfast favorite Cap'n Crunch cereal, have youth-oriented Websites. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

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