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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

With all the attention to the debt ceiling showdown and the News Corp. scandal, what other stories are you following?

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Comments [8]

FDA attacks producers of cherries & walnuts for making "false" claims about their foods/"drugs".
Diamond Foods, a processor and distributor of nuts, dared to list some of the health benefits of walnuts on its website. The FDA says that the walnuts are being “promoted for conditions that cause them to be drugs because these products are intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease.”
The Food health Safety Law, that further empowers the FDA, passed without much news coverage.

Jul. 26 2011 12:07 PM

The America Invents Act, HR 1249, if it becomes law, will make it harder for small companies and individuals to protect their inventions. While large businesses lose 1,000,000 jobs a year, start-ups create 3,000,000. But old businesses have better lobbyists. So the bill has been passed and is now in conference. Tell your Federal Legislators to vote against it. See Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HR_1249
for both sides of the argument. Tell Obama to veto it.

Jul. 26 2011 12:00 PM
Diane from Westchester County

In all the talk about cutting Medicare, no politician mentions allowing the government to negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies. This would save a lot of money and help seniors.

Jul. 26 2011 11:57 AM
Ray from Pelham

The state of the European economies which have undertaken austerity programs.

For example, the UK had almost no GDP growth in the last two quarters. This coincides with the date that the new government came into power and began the austerity program. It's even worse in those that were forced to institute austerity programs as a condition of bail out: Greece, Ireland, Portugal.

Is there a lesson for the US?

Jul. 26 2011 11:54 AM
Angela from Astoria

How about a story on the missing teacher in Long Island. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/26/new-york-teacher-surf-coach-missing-after-surfing-off-sumatra/

Jul. 26 2011 11:52 AM
Scott from Brooklyn

Under the Radar? What's up with the FAA 'decommision' and the tax break not being passed on to the consumer? and who is running the skies?

Jul. 26 2011 11:52 AM
John from Tewksbury, NJ

Whatever happened to the Exxon oil spill in MT?

Jul. 26 2011 11:50 AM
Mke from Tribeca

Your first caller's comment about the press rarely if ever calling out the right wing media on their racism hit the nail right on the head.

Jul. 26 2011 11:47 AM

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