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Persistent Hospital Problems, 'Fatal' Car Seats and More on Merrill Lynch

POSTED: 07:20 PM ET, 03/ 6/2009 by Derek Kravitz

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Inspectors Found Problems Persisted at Psychiatric Hospital » In the past year, Aurora Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena has been inspected at least six times by government regulators who have documented numerous failures in patient care. Despite hospital officials' promises to fix deficiencies, many of the same problems were found by inspectors when they went back late last year to check on progress at the facility. Among the problems: A 26-year-old patient died in 2006 after staffers failed to check on him for 24 hours, despite a doctor's orders that he be monitored "very closely." — Los Angeles Times

Car Seat Tests Reveal 'Flaws' » Thirty-one infant car seats either flew off their bases or exceeded injury limits in a series of frontal crashes conducted by federal researchers using 2008 vehicles. The test results were never publicized, and even some infant-seat makers were unaware of them. The results were buried in thousands of pages of test reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. — Chicago Tribune

Undisclosed Losses at Merrill Lynch Lead to a Trading Inquiry » Inside Bank of America headquarters, executives are asking how Merrill accounted for wayward trades in the final, frantic months of 2008 -- and why at least one big loss was slow to appear on Merrill's books. Of particular concern are the activities of a Merrill currency trader in London, Alexis Stenfors, whose trading has come under scrutiny by British regulators, according to people briefed on the investigation. The loss Stenfors is believed to have incurred so alarmed Bank of America that this week the bank examined the books of some other traders. — Philadelphia Daily News

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