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News Briefing: Gates Foundation to Give $306 Million to Assist Poor Farmers

By Kate Golden on January 25, 2008No Comment
  • The relationship between the American Heart Association and Merck/Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals is questioned after the charity came to the defense of a drug made by the company.  [New York Times]
  • The Gates Foundation announces a new philanthropic initiative, giving $306 million to increase the productivity of impoverished farmers.  [New York Times]
  • Former California Senate leader John Burton is sued for sexual harrassment by the executive director of his charitable foundation.  [San Francisco Chronicle]
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