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  • Car Bailout Position May Hurt Romney In Michigan
    Symbolically speaking, this month's Michigan's primary may be the most important of the GOP presidential race to date. It's the state where Mitt Romney grew up, and his father was a beloved government and business leader. And now, Romney seems to have a real chance of losing the state to Rick Santorum.
  • 'Core Values' Help Santorum In Michigan Polls
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is leading Michigan-native Mitt Romney in polling ahead of the state's Feb. 28 primary. At stops in Michigan on Thursday, Santorum spoke of economic rival through lower taxes, fewer regulations and commitment to conservative family values.
  • Santorum Ally Friess Praises Old-School 'Contraceptive': Aspirin Between Knees
    MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked billionaire Santorum backer Foster Friess whether he thought the GOP presidential candidate's very conservative social views would be disadvantageous to Santorum in the general election. Friess not only didn't think so; he indicated he didn't see what all the fuss was about. And then he dispensed some advice about contraceptives.
  • Weight-Loss Drugs Face High Hurdles At FDA
    The Food and Drug Administration will take a second look at a weight-loss drug it rejected in 2010. The decision to review Qnexa comes as the agency is rethinking how it judges weight-loss drugs. Though obesity is at epidemic levels, the FDA hasn't approved any new weight-loss medicines since 1999.
  • Borrowers' Tiny World Comes Alive In 'Arrietty'
    The new film The Secret World of Arrietty is based on Mary Norton's celebrated 1952 novel The Borrowers. It's about a race of tiny people who live among us but prefer to go unseen.
  • Is There Hope In Friday Night Television's 'Time Slot Of Death'?
    For years, Friday nights have carried a grisly reputation — where shows on broadcast networks are sent to die. But a certain kind of cable show has recently performed well — even really well — on Friday nights. And even broadcast networks are finding flickers of life.
  • Pa. Priest Faces Trial On Child Abuse Cover-Up
    Monsignor William Lynn of Philadelphia is the first cleric to be criminally charged with covering up child sex abuse by a priest. Jury selection begins Feb. 21 in a case that will set enormous precedent for future sex abuse litigation.
  • What It Feels Like In China When Europe Comes Asking For Help
    "Twenty-two years ago China was a basket case — a very poor developing country. So I really feel quite proud."
  • Apple's Share Of China's Booming Market Slips
    A lot of people in China want a smartphone, but that doesn't mean they want an iPhone. For the second straight quarter, Apple is losing out to cheaper Chinese brands as makers there launch phones with better features.
  • Watchdog Targets Debt Collectors, Credit Bureaus
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to expand its scope to include oversight over the credit bureaus and debt collectors. This would give the federal government an unprecedented view into increasingly powerful industries.

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