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Robin Burns Takes Her Talents in Beauty Business to Intimate Brands (access required)

Robin Burns may be redefining the term beauty queen.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The savvy businesswoman, a powerful player in the beauty business for more than 20 years, has been behind some of the best-known names in the industry including Calvin Klein Eternity and Obsession fragrances and Estee Lauder cosmetics.

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Photo of N.J. Gov. Frisking Black Man in Drug Sweep Draws Criticism (access required)

A 1996 photograph of New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman frisking a black man during a drug sweep has sparked outrage from critics who say it is another example of racial profiling.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Whitman has maintained her pat-down of the unidentified man while accompanying State Police on a tour of Camden, the state

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Friends and Family Loans Don’t Make IRS Smile (access required)

Before lending money to a son or daughter for a used car or town house, some parents better first think about who is keeping an eye on their generosity.<@SM><@SM><TAB>No, not one of the other the children, but an even more ominous group — the Internal Revenue Service.

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Vietnam’s Stock Market to Open July 20 — With Two Members (access required)

Vietnam will launch its long-awaited stock market in Ho Chi Minh City on July 20 but so far only two companies are listed, State Securities Commission Chairman Nguyen Duc Quang said Friday.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The government has been planning a stock exchange for several years, but had postponed the launch because of a lack of companies willing to list and concerns the market will expose Vietnam’s financial system to unnecessary risk.

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Stocks End Mixed as Wary Investors Go On Alert for Quarterly Results (access required)

Stocks were mixed in a quiet session yesterday as investors moved cautiously in advance of second-quarter earnings reports that will begin in earnest later this week. High-tech issues fell amid profit taking.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The Dow Jones industrial average rose 10.60 to 10,646.58, while the Nasdaq composite index slipped 42.91 to 3,980.29.

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Secret Government Database Keeps Tab on Doctors’ Problems (access required)

In a database kept secret from patients, the government has recorded the names of nearly 500 doctors and dentists across the country who have been slapped with at least 10 disciplinary actions and malpractice payments over the last decade.<@SM><@SM><br /><br />One of every seven U.S. doctors and one of every eight dentists has at least one malpractice payment or disciplinary report in the National Practitioners Data Bank, which the Department of Health and Human Services has been compiling since 1990.

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Invitrogen Acquiring Stock of Life Technologies, Dexter in $1.9B Deal (access required)

<a href="http://www.lifetech.com">Life Technologies Inc.</a> is about to be swallowed by one of the biggest fishes in the gene pool.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The Rockville company announced Sunday that it is merging with Invitrogen, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based leader in the life sciences industry. <a href="http://www.invitrogen.com">Invitrogen</a> is also acquiring Connecticut-based Dexter Corp., which owns 75 percent of Life Tech

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