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After Meningitis Deaths, A Look At Drug Safety

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroids that were injected into an estimated 14,000 people. Two dozen people have died, from fungal meningitis or strokes. It raises questions about where our drugs come from and which organizations oversee their production.
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Microsoft Introduces Windows 8, Marking A 'New Era'

The new, touch-friendly operating system is a big gamble for the company. It's also the biggest remake of the industry-standard OS in 17 years.
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Jobless Claims Fell By 23,000 Last Week; Durable Goods Orders Rose

The number of first-time claims remains stuck in a range between 350,000 and 400,000, though. Meanwhile, a surge in aircraft orders boosted demand for products designed to last three or more years.
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Pacino To Earn $125,000 Per Week In 'Glengarry'

Actor Al Pacino is returning to Broadway in November to star in David Mamet's classic play, Glengarry Glen Ross. He's playing a different character from the one he playd in the movie version 20 years ago. According to Bloomberg News, he's making $125,000 per week, plus a cut of the show's profits — one of the biggest pay packages ever for a Broadway performer.
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Ford Forecasts Big Losses In Europe

Ford expects to lose about $1 billion on its European operations this year. The automaker says European vehicle sales are down 20 percent since 2007, and it will have to close down some of its European factories. Up to 5,000 jobs could be lost.
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Sunday Football Helps NBC Reclaim Top Spot

For years, NBC has struggled at the bottom of the pile of big broadcast networks, ratings-wise. However, this season it's on top, thanks in part to Sunday Night Football.

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