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Weekly Review

President George W. Bush signed a $400 billion Medicare bill that will provide a prescription-drug benefit to elderly Americans; the bill permits private insurance companies to compete with Medicare, which…

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The No-Futures Market

From a series of “confidential case histories” of AIDS patients prepared in June by Life Partners, a Waco, Texas, company. The company acts as an agent for investors seeking to…

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The view from Wall Street

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Letter to a Family Doctor

Dear Doctor Jay: My check for $14.45 accompanies this letter. I have taken two deductions from the $15 for which you billed me. The first one, thirty cents, is the…

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November 1879

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