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Guatemala STD report urges care

15 December 2011 Last updated at 18:16 GMT Hundreds of people were infected with syphilis bacteria during the experiments A US bioethics panel says victims harmed by future research should be compensated, after revelations of abuse in a US-funded programme in Guatemala. It said agencies involved in research should be more transparent, though they were […]

In DC, knowledge is not only power – it’s money, too | Ana Marie Cox

CBS’s 60 Minutes report on insider trading by members of Congress. Video: CBS It’s hardly the most important question that comes to mind when reviewing the evidence of congressmen buying and selling stock based on their knowledge of upcoming legislation, but I confess it’s the riddle that fascinates me the most: what counts as “inside […]

BofA Said to Split Regulators Over Moving Merrill Derivatives to Bank Unit

October 19, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis BofA Said to Split Regulators Over Moving Merrill Derivatives to Bank Unit 18 Oct 2011 Bank of America Corp., hit by a credit downgrade last month, has moved derivatives from its Merrill Lynch unit to a subsidiary flush with insured deposits, according to people with direct knowledge of the […]

McChrystal: after 10 years, Afghan war only half done

The US began the war in Afghanistan with a “frighteningly simplistic” view of the country and even 10 years later lacks the knowledge that could help bring the conflict to a successful end, a former top commander has said. Retired US army general Stanley McChrystal said in remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations that […]

AP sources: Christie soon to decide on primary run

October 1, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis AP sources: Christie soon to decide on primary run 30 Sep 2011 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision to stay out of the race for the White House in 2012 and is expected to make a decision soon, according to several people close to the governor […]

Why Math and Science Education Means More Jobs

Look what we take for granted in our everyday lives: the Internet and cellphones, MRI scanners and microwave ovens, FM radio and transistorized hearing aids, lasers at the checkout counter, and cancer treatments made from bacteria we’ve programmed for benevolence. All these American innovations and thousands more come to us from science, mathematics, engineering, and […]

There Is No One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Investing

Scott Holsopple Checking in on what your peers are doing is commonplace today. You have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and plenty of other social media sites to keep you up to date on what your friends, family, and acquaintances are doing, where they are going, and the latest articles they are reading. If you use Mint.com, […]