A young man exercising on a running track surrounding a football field in Detroit, Michigan, October 14, 2012.
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Business Latest: Battle to treat obesity

 

THE UPHILL BATTLE TO TREAT OBESITY: It’s a disease that affects 79 million American adults – but big pharma companies won’t touch it. Tom Hughes, the CEO of Zafgen, the newest kid on the block in obesity drug development, weighs in on the misconceptions about how to reverse obesity – and why diet and exercise isn’t the answer so many say it is. Read more

STILL, NO EVIL?: As part of their manifesto, the company was focused on putting their users first and making the world a better place. On several occasions, however, the company has been caught not adhering to these principles. Was a there a tipping point when Google became “too big to be good”? Read more 

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: The ice bucket challenge has unleashed a new business model in philanthropy. Rather than soliciting rich guys for dollars, philanthropies may now target social media memes for giving. Watch

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Business Latest: Battle to treat obesity