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Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $1 Billion Fine

The judge ordered the fine after a jury found the company had minimized the risks of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Johnson & Johnson is asking for a new trial.

Why Didn't Passengers Panic On The Titanic?

People behaved very differently on another ship that sunk around the same time. An economist thinks he knows why.

Huckabee Pledges More Civil Alternative To Limbaugh

Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has a new radio talk show, and he tells NPR "it's going to be more conversation and less confrontation." That would be a marked departure from the other man who broadcasts in the noon to 3 p.m. slot -– Rush Limbaugh.

After Taint Of Drugs, Colombia Reinvents Itself

The country once associated with drug lords is now increasingly seen as a rising star in South America — stable, diplomatically engaged and a magnet for foreign investment. It's hosting the Summit of the Americas — and President Obama — this weekend.

Fishermen Net Gold In Silvery Eels Sold To Asia

A worldwide shortage has made the U.S. the primary source for the baby eels known as elvers. Last year, fishermen saw prices climb to nearly $1,000 a pound, and this year they doubled.

Ark. Judge Socks Johnson & Johnson With $1.1 Billion Penalty

An Arkansas judge's penalty is just the latest legal setback related to the company's marketing of Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug. Among the drug's possible side effects are weight gain and increased risk for diabetes.

Fed Won't Raise Rates Soon, Reserve Bank President Says

The Federal Reserve's policymakers seem to be reluctant to consider any more efforts to inject a monetary stimulus into the U.S. economy — but that doesn't mean you should expect the central bank to raise interest rates any time soon.