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Business News Archive - March 16, 2006

U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday proposed $3.9 million in fines against scores of television broadcasters for violating federal decency limits, including a record $3.6 million for stations that aired a show depicting group sex.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chiron Corp. on Thursday said it is recalling and withdrawing its measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, MORUPAR, from Italian and developing world markets because it may be associated with a higher rate of adverse side effects than other such vaccines.

By Kim Dixon CHICAGO (Reuters) - More big U.S. employers are building high deductibles into their workers' health plan options, but many of these companies do not see such programs as a silver bullet to the medical cost crisis.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.