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Low-cost malaria treatment

Apr 14, 2006
Malaria is one of the developing world's deadliest diseases, but Helen Palmer reports on a new partnership between the private and non-profit sectors to develop a low-cost treatment.
Posted In: Health

First Massachusetts, now Texas?

Apr 14, 2006
The Lone Star State is home to the nation's largest percentage of full-time workers without health insurance. As part of efforts to change that, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has proposed offering businesses an incentive to provide employees with health coverage. Ben Philpott has more.
Posted In: Health

Job Files: Coffee broker

Apr 14, 2006
If you're going to be a coffee broker, you have to have a passion for what you're doing.

Take me out to the urban renewal

Apr 13, 2006
Business-of-sports commentator Diana Nyad talks with Kai Ryssdal about the newer, fancier stadiums being built around the country and the impact they're having on their cities.
Posted In: Sports

The Vioxx effect

Apr 13, 2006
The legal troubles of the once popular pain medication have sapped investor enthusiasm for drug company shares. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Health, Investing

Trans fats across the globe

Apr 13, 2006
A new report concludes MacDonald's fries in much of the US contain considerably more harmful trans fats than Mickey D's popular potatoes in other parts of the world. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us why.
Posted In: Health

Massachusetts governor set to sign health plan

Apr 12, 2006
Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to sign a bill into law today providing nearly all Massachusetts residents with health insurance. But as Helen Palmer reports, not everyone is happy.
Posted In: Health

Ali sells himself

Apr 11, 2006
Muhammad Ali has sold four-fifths of all of his licensing rights. CKX Inc. purchased the majority stake in Ali's name, image, and likeness for $50 million in cash. The deal pairs Ali with Elvis Presley, another iconic image and name owned by CKX. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Sports

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Bay State Reform

Apr 7, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week: Massachusetts has a new plan to make health insurance available to all its residents. Chris says the Feds should take notice.

Mad cow? Bird flu? We've got a joke for you

Apr 7, 2006
A cow, a chicken and a pig walk into a bar. The bartender says, Can I see some ID? Amy Scott provides the punch line . . . .
Posted In: Health, Washington

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