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By Hiring Gulf Scientists, BP May Be Buying Silence

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SEC Accuses Billionaire Brothers Of Fraud

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Smart bandages, including this one from Corventis, can transmit cardiac data in real time from a patient's body to a doctor. Courtesy of Mark Dastrup hide caption

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High-Tech 'Band-Aids' Call Doctors

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Microsoft Bing Cashback Program Ends

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Disney Sells Miramax

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