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PREGNANCY DRUG-LAWSUIT

BOSTON â¿¿ Eli Lilly and Co. failed to test a drug's effect on fetuses before promoting it as a way to prevent miscarriages, a lawyer says in opening statements in a trial over a lawsuit brought by four sisters who believe their breast cancer was caused by the medicine their mother took when she was pregnant with them. The sisters' case is the first to go to trial out of scores of similar claims filed around the country. By Denise Lavoie.

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AMR-US AIRWAYS

DALLAS â¿¿ No decision on a merger is expected when directors of American Airlines meet Wednesday to discuss a potential tie-up with US Airways. Momentum for a deal is building, however, although it's unclear if the two sides will eventually agree on terms or if US Airways will need to mount a hostile bid for its larger rival. By Airlines Writer David Koenig.

â¿¿ CHEVROLET-NEW SLOGAN â¿¿ Chevrolet is dropping its "Chevy Runs Deep" slogan and replacing it with the new tagline "Find New Roads," saying that it's better geared toward drivers outside the U.S. AP photo.

â¿¿ AIRPLANE FUEL LEAK â¿¿ Officials at Boston's Logan International Airport say crews have contained a fuel leak from an outbound Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo in the second incident involving the airline's Boeing 787s at Logan in two days.

â¿¿ ANHEUSER-BUSCH-NEW BREW â¿¿ Anheuser-Busch InBev is introducing a new specialty beer â¿¿ an amber lager with a higher alcohol content â¿¿ and will promote its new brew with a Super Bowl ad.

â¿¿ JEEP-INVESTIGATION â¿¿ Government clears Jeep Grand Cherokee in probe of fluid leaks and engine fires.

â¿¿ INFANT SLEEPERS-WARNING â¿¿ The government is warning consumers to inspect Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'N Play Sleepers due to risk of exposure to mold for infants who use them.

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