This Week In IBTimes Magazine

on January 31 2014 10:46 AM
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    Nick Auden died of melanoma after being denied access to an experimental drug. Amy Auden
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Starting Life Anew

Born to a poor, turbulent family in the Deep South, Clemmie Greenlee started out life in the harshest way possible. By age 12 she was being pumped full of heroin and pimped as a Super Bowl prostitute. Now, after 30 years of drug abuse, alcoholism, prostitution and intermittent jail time, she’s clean. Inspired by the death of a son she never knew and six sex-trafficked girls she couldn't save, Greenlee is determined to make a difference in people's lives.

What Do JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Ludacris Have in Common?

Rap! Marcus Baram searches a rap lyric database for corporate references and finds out who’s reppin’ who. 

Profit and Loss

A pharmaceutical company discontinues a lifesaving cancer drug because it isn’t making enough money; another withholds experimental treatments from a deathbed patient. Jamie Reno, who has firsthand knowledge, asks why. 

Mexico’s Moment 

Economists say America’s southern neighbor is on the cusp of a major boom, yet doubts remain about its severe income inequality and crime. Freelancer Tania Haas reports. 

Italian Gold

Though the country was second only to the U.S. in the buying and selling of scrapped precious-metal products, Domenico Conti finds that a continuing downward spiral in futures prices is driving many local purveyors out of business. 

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