Topics and Guests for August 24

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As the cost of oil continues to soar, consumers aren't the only ones feeling the effect. Sales of "big ticket" items such as refrigerators and TVs have dropped. We'll get more on the economic backlash from FOX News business contributor Stuart Varney.

Then, Democrats are gearing up for the upcoming John Roberts (search) hearings. How nasty will it get? Juan Williams, senior national correspondent for NPR, weighs in.

And, a New Hampshire doctor told a female patient that she was obese and needed to lose weight. The patient felt the advice was hurtful and filed a complaint with the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. Does she have a case? We'll get the legal lowdown from Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News' senior judicial analyst.

Plus, a new University of Michigan study claims that people who thought they were taking pain pills actually felt better. So can this "placebo effect" actually trick your brain into making the pain go away? Dr. Holly Phillips, general internist at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, weighs in.

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