Aug 24, 2009
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Procter & Gamble's $3 billion sale of its prescription drug operation to Warner Chilcott shows lenders are willing to get involved in big deals again. Are more such deals to come? Jeff Tyler reports.
While talk show host Glenn Beck was on vacation, a lot of his advertisers left him due to his comment that President Obama is a racist. Advertisers are distancing their products from other cable news talk shows as well. Jeremy Hobson reports.
The oil industry's campaign against climate legislation in Congress is heating up. The American Petroleum Institute lobbying group has put out a study of the climate bill's cost to U.S. refiners and, perhaps, consumers. Sam Eaton reports.
Senior citizens and others who count on income from Social Security most likely won't get a cost-of-living adjustment in 2010 because the recession has put the brakes on inflation. But for many, the cost of living is still going up. Tamara Keith reports.
How people think of themselves is often shaped by how much they have. But do big losses make a difference for those who still have a lot? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how even the identities of the very wealthy take a beating when their portfolios tank.
When picturing a doctor, one usually conjures up an image of a person wearing a white lab coat. But the need for doctors' traditional work attire is being looked at more critically. Jill Barshay reports.