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Sales of over-the-counter sleep aids like Advil PM are up as more people toss and turn over the economy. But are these medications really effective? Joel Rose reports.
Publicly funded research doesn't seem so public when the public has to pay to read the results in a journal. A proposed law would help publishing companies preserve their business models, but it would limit public access to the research. Janet Babin reports.
Technology has changed since our last major outbreak of the avian flu. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Dr. David Abramson of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness about how technology is affecting how we get information about the swine flu.
A Florida company has developed an all-natural product that it says could revolutionize how food is grown in the U.S. It's called Smart Grow, but it might be a tough sell. Dan Grech explains.
Zipcar members across the country can rent a car for a few hours when needed. Now the car-sharing company is offering its services to municipalities, and Washington, D.C., is the first to take it for a spin. Tamara Keith reports.
Specialty glassmaker Corning is asking some of its laid-off workers to come back to help it keep up with rising demand for its products. Is this a sign of things to come? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Marketplace for Tuesday, April 28, 2009