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  • Pictures in the News | February 18, 2013

     
    Pictures in the News | February 18, 2013...
  • Ouch: Greece's biggest company, Coca-Cola Hellenic, moves out

    Ouch: Greece's biggest company, Coca-Cola Hellenic, moves out
    Maybe it was the soaring unemployment, or possibly the deep debt crisis. But as Greece struggles with its myriad troubles, its largest company, Coca-Cola Hellenic, is jumping ship to more stable ground. The company, one of the world’s largest...
  • An insider's view of generic-drug pricing

    An insider's view of generic-drug pricing
    Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers. When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
  • When a drug costs 30 times what it once did

    When a drug costs 30 times what it once did
    Diane Shattuck filled a prescription in December for a generic antibiotic called doxycycline. With insurance, she paid $4.30 for 60 pills at a CVS store in Orange. She returned at the end of February to refill her prescription. This time, she was told...
  • Winter a cool season for cheese

    Winter a cool season for cheese
    Spring has an unfair advantage over winter in the cheese world. Conjuring images of just-born lambs and kids clumsily prancing about emerald fields, spring scores points on cuteness alone. Add that to the freshly sprouting grasses and herbs flavoring...
  • Alexis Weissenberg dies at 82; French pianist's music saved him from death camps

    Alexis Weissenberg dies at 82; French pianist's music saved him from death camps
    Bulgarian-born French pianist Alexis Weissenberg, whose love of music from the age of 3 saved him and his mother from a World War II concentration camp and carried him to the heights of performances with Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein, has...
  • Dmitri Nabokov dies at 77; only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov

    Dmitri Nabokov dies at 77; only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov
    Dmitri Nabokov, the only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov who helped protect and translate his father's work while pursuing careers as an opera singer and race car driver, has died. He was 77. The younger Nabokov died Wednesday at a...
  • Nicolas Hayek dies at 82; chairman of Swatch

    Nicolas Hayek dies at 82; chairman of Swatch
    Nicolas Hayek, chairman and former chief executive of the giant Swiss watch-manufacturing firm Swatch, who is credited with reinventing the country's industry in the 1980s by introducing radical cost-saving moves, has died. He was 82. Swatch Group said...
  • Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed

    Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed
    Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86. His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
  • Bodies of young bus crash victims return home to Belgium

     
    Belgian and Dutch victims of a fatal bus crash in Switzerland that killed 22 schoolchildren and six adults returned home Friday in coffins borne by military aircraft....
  • Bus crash in Switzerland kills 22 children, 6 adults

     
    Belgian bus crash kills 28 people in Switzerland. Swiss police investigate single bus accident...