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Brett Emison

AstraZeneca Fined $520 Million For Seroquel Kick Back / Marketing Scheme

I reported last year about AstraZeneca’s ongoing problems with its antipsychotic drug, Seroquel. The pharmaceutical giant denied Seroquel’s link to diabetes in the US years after acknowledging the danger in Japan. There were also [...]
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Man Killed In Atlanta RV Fire

News outlets in Atlanta have reported that a man was killed in North Fulton County in Johns Creek when an RV apparently exploded and burned. Details are still sketchy, but authorities have reported that a body was found in a burning recreational [...]
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Kirksville, MO Man Killed When Run Down By Tractor Trailer

The Kirksville Daily Express reported that a Kirksville, Missouri man was killed when he was run down on his bicycle by a semi truck early this morning. According to reports, the victim was in his early 40s and was riding his bicycle when he [...]
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Ford Posts $2.1 Billion Profit

The Wall Street Journal and USA Today have reported that Ford Motor Company earned a $2.1 billion profit during the first quarter of 2010. From the Wall Street Journal: "We remain cautiously optimistic about positive signs emerging in [...]
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Negligence at West Virginia Coal Mine Months Before Blast; President Honors Victims

We reported weeks ago about the tragic West Virginia coal mine explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine. We also followed up on the story and reported about Massey CEO Don Blankenship’s tried to "buy" a West [...]
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Ford Recalls 33,000 Cars and SUVs For Seat Recliner Problem

The Detroit Free Press has reported that Ford Motor Company will recall 33,000 midsize vehicles and SUVs because of serious safety defect involving front seat recliner mechanisms. The seat recliner’s gears could allow the seat back and [...]
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UPDATE: Chicago Area Train Crash Crossing A Concern For Years

We reported earlier on the tragic train crash in University Park, Illinois — near Chicago — that killed a popular dance instructor and performer last week. Within days, Canadian National Railway officials had confirmed that the [...]
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UPDATE: CN Railroad Officials Admit Warning Lights, Gate Not Working In Deadly Chicago Train Crash

The Canadian National Railway has admitted that the railroad crossing where Chicago area dancer Katie Lunn was killed did not have working warning lights or crossing gates, officials learned yesterday. The Chicago Tribune reported that Canadian [...]
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Toyota Recall: Toyota To Pay Record $16.4 Million Fine… Admission of Guilt?

Would you pay a $16.4 million fine if you did nothing wrong? That, apparently, is what Toyota wants you to believe. According to the Los Angeles Times, Toyota has agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine, but continues to deny it hid a deadly [...]
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Update: Questions Raised After Dance Teacher Killed By Amtrak Train Crash In Chicago

We reported yesterday about the tragic death of a Chicago dance teacher who was killed in a crash with an Amtrak train when the railroad crossing signal lights and gate failed to activate. Now safety investigators are asking why the warning [...]