Trinkets from big pharm Dr. Jon Hallberg comments on the promotional materials doctors receive from pharmaceutical companies and a new trend to rid clinics of these items.4:45 p.m.
Minnesota investors not panicking Investors rode quite a roller coaster Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrials plummeted more than 460 points at the opening. By the end of trading, the index had recovered all but 128 points, but see-sawed all day long. We wondered how Minnesotans were affected by the market's ups and downs.5:20 p.m.
New Orleans' Wrecking Ball Levels Healthy Homes
In New Orleans, tens of thousands of houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina remain empty. Many homes deemed a public-health threat have been bulldozed. But some residents complain the city is knocking down salvageable homes without notifying the owners.
Actor Heath Ledger, 28, Found Dead in N.Y. Home
Australian actor Heath Ledger, whose role as a tormented gay ranch hand in Brokeback Mountain earned him an Oscar nomination two years ago, was found dead Tuesday in his New York apartment. Police say drugs might have been involved.
Giuliani Campaigns Ahead of Pivotal Florida Primary
GOP presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani says that his track record of boosting New York City's economy shows he would be a strong economic leader for the U.S. He also says he supports both individual choice on abortion and the appointment of strict constructionist judges.
Bush, Congress Seek 'Common Ground' on Economy
As the stock market falters, congressional leaders meet with President Bush, and lawmakers hear from Congressional Budget Office chief Peter Orszag, seeking agreement on how to stimulate the economy.
Turmoil Turns Focus to Candidates' Economic Plans
The economy, not Iraq, has become the leading campaign issue for the 2008 presidential candidates. Fears of a recession and worries about the U.S. financial markets — and questions about President Bush's stimulus plan — have Republican and Democratic candidates alike searching for answers about what to do about the worldwide market meltdown.
Checking Facts from the Democratic Debate in S.C.
Democrats vying for the presidential nomination engaged in their most heated debate yet on Monday, charging one another with numerous accusations and making bold claims about their own viability for the presidency. Brooks Jackson, director of Annenberg Political Fact Check, assesses the candidates' arguments with Michele Norris.
Exxon's Alaska Oil Spill Case Heads to High Court
On March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of heavy crude oil in the icy waters of Alaska's Prince William Sound. Nineteen years later, Exxon and those affected by the disaster are still arguing over punitive damages, and the case is now before the Supreme Court. It will be heard in February.
With Musharraf Away, Opposition Grows in Pakistan
President Pervez Musharraf is in Europe this week, trying to shore up international support for his regime as Pakistan teeters toward political chaos. On Tuesday, a group of retired Pakistani military officers called for Musharraf to step down.
'People's History' Film Project Draws Stars, Drama
Howard Zinn's book A People's History of the United States tells the stories of those whose voices weren't heard in traditional history books. Filming has begun for an adaptation called The People Speak, but the producers haven't found a home for the film, and not everyone is happy with Zinn's view of history.
Interest-Rate Cut Helps Markets Rein In Losses
Wall Street had plenty to worry about Tuesday: a huge global sell-off, fears of a recession. But after a surprise interest-rate cut, markets closed amid relief that the day's losses weren't worse.