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Government expands DNA collection

Privacy and civil liberties groups have raised concern over new parameters that expand the number of people whose DNA can be collected by the government.

Senator investigates Wyeth over ghostwritten research articles

Pharmaceutical company Wyeth paid for favorable medical journal articles to be written about its hormone therapy products, according to claims by a U.S. senator.

Verizon admits to invading Obama’s privacy

Employees of Verizon Wireless accessed the cell phone records of President-elect Barack Obama without permission, the company has admitted.

NYPD and Justice Dept clash over surveillance

The New York Police Department has run into problems while trying to seek faster surveillance approval for investigating terror suspects.

Financial crisis worries retirees

The financial events of the past year or so have not made it easy for many people to sleep easily, but retirees may be among the worst-hit groups.

Look to vitamin D for heart health, study says

As the winter closes in and hours of sunshine grow less common, people who are concerned with their health may want to consider taking supplements that contain vitamin D.

The benefits of a low-risk investment mix

Although conventional wisdom advises that retirement planners invest 80 percent of their money in stocks and 20 percent in bonds, recent economic events have made some question the wisdom of this plan.

Internet subscribers sue over privacy

A company that marketed web surveillance technology and six of its client companies are being sued by a group of customers who claim the practice violated privacy laws.

FDA reverses stance on mercury’s risks

Women of childbearing age, pregnant women, nursing mothers, babies and children would no longer be advised to limit their fish consumption due to mercury risks, under new draft proposals by the FDA.

Will taxpayers be forced to give more money to AIG?

The $85 billion bailout of AIG in September may have frustrated many taxpayers, but the government insisted that the move was necessary to prevent further economic turmoil.

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