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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Issues in the News

1. HEALTH & SAFETY

Drug maker Merck & Co. announces layoffs of 7,000 workers amid uncertainty surrounding lawsuits over its popular painkiller Vioxx..

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Senior Fellow Gregory Conko on the victory for patients that came out of the most recent Vioxx liability trial.

 

2. BUSINESS

Performance of discount merchant Wal-Mart leads an otherwise flat retail sector.

CEI Expert Available for Comment: Adjunct Analyst Zachary Courser on Wal-Mart’s unique place in the modern retail landscape.

 

3. INTERNATIONAL

Delegates to UN global warming talks in Montreal consider what steps to take when the terms of the Kyoto Protocol expire in 2012.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Senior Fellow Christopher C. Horner assesses the prospects for a post-2012 agreement on greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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