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  • Roger Clemens trial: a rougher road than Barry Bonds had?

    Roger Clemens trial: a rougher road than Barry Bonds had?

    Slugger Barry Bonds was convicted on one of four perjury and obstruction charges, in connection with a probe of illegal steroid use. Ex-pitching ace Roger Clemens faces six charges – and may have a harder time avoiding conviction, experts say.

  • Drug labels: Generics don't need warning updates

    Drug labels: Generics don't need warning updates

    Drug labels and prescription records decisions by the Supreme Court Thursday favor the pharmaceutical industry. The court ruled that drug labels for generics don't need the same updated warnings that the brand-name makers do.

  • Warning labels for cigarette packs take a grisly turn. Will they work?

    Warning labels unveiled by the FDA would be the first change to cigarette pack warnings in 25 years. Nine graphic images were chosen using consumer surveys that involved 18,000 people.

  • Europe's E. coli outbreak: Does new food safety law prevent that in US?

    Europe's E. coli outbreak: Does new food safety law prevent that in US?

    A new US food safety regimen became law in January. It expands government regulation of growers, but it's not clear Congress will allot enough funds to implement and enforce the law.

  • Stock market moves lower

    Stock market moves lower

    Stock market slide led by airlines and banks. Friday's dismal job report and other evidence of a weak economy are weighing on stock market sentiment.

  • Stocks close lower for fifth straight week

    Stocks close lower for fifth straight week

    The Dow closed down more than 90 points after the Department of Labor released a discouraging jobs report on Friday

  • The hamburger as a work of art

    Stir It Up! The hamburger as a work of art

    Forget ordinary ketchup and mustard for your hamburger. The next time you grill, try roasted aioli and blue cheese for an adventure in flavors.

  • Top 5 insider trading convictions

    Top 5 insider trading convictions

    Raj Rajaratnam, a wildly successful hedge fund manager, was sentenced and fined Oct. 13 on fraud and conspiracy counts for using insider information to make more than $50 million. Prosecutors called it the largest insider-trading case ever for a hedge fund. So how does his conviction stack up against other insider traders in the United States who were found guilty? Here's a look at the Top 5 convicted insider traders:

  • Staph in meat: Are US cattle and poultry over-drugged?

    Staph in meat: Are US cattle and poultry over-drugged?

    A new report warns that Staph bacteria are showing up in high rates at supermarkets, raising concerns about whether US meat and poultry industries rely too heavily on antibiotic drugs.

  • Johnson & Johnson to buy US-Swiss devicemaker?

    Johnson & Johnson to buy US-Swiss devicemaker?

    Johnson & Johnson said to be in talks to acquire Synthes Inc., which manufactures surgical instruments. Johnson & Johnson could pay up to $20 billion.