Saturday, April 22, 2006

Oil tops $75 a barrel

21 Apr 2006 Crude-oil prices spiked more than $1.50 and closed at a record high above $75 a barrel Friday. [See: Exxon Chairman's $400 Million Parachute --Exxon Made Record Profits in 2005 14 Apr 2006 Last year, Exxon made the biggest profit of any company ever, $36 billion, and its retiring chairman appears to be reaping the benefits. Exxon is giving Lee Raymond one of the most generous retirement packages in history, nearly $400 million...]

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - Study: Medical manual's authors often tied to drugmakers - Study: Medical manual's authors often tied to drugmakers: "A majority of the medical experts who created the 'bible' for diagnosing mental illness have undisclosed financial links to drugmakers, says a study out Thursday.

And some panels overseeing disorders that require treatment with prescription drugs, such as schizophrenia and 'mood disorders,' were 100% filled with experts financially tied to the pharmaceutical industry, says the study published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics."

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Monday, April 17, 2006