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Study dispels 'obesity paradox' idea about weight for diabetics

ATLANTA (AP) - The "obesity paradox" - the controversial notion that being overweight might actually be healthier for some people with diabetes - seems to be a myth, researchers report. A major study finds there's no survival advantage to being large, and a disadvantage to being very large.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


3 Notre Dame students can intervene in AHA lawsuit

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled three University of Notre Dame students who want the school to provide health care plans covering birth control can intervene on the side of the federal government in a university-filed lawsuit that challenges parts of the Affordable Health Care Act.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Health care fraud cases hit high

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Federal prosecutors filed a record number of health care fraud cases last fiscal year, perhaps reflecting the greater emphasis the government has placed on combatting the crime costing taxpayers billions of dollars per year.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Boozing leads to mental decline in men

NEW YORK (AP) - Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they've been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Boozing leads to mental decline in men

NEW YORK (AP) - Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they've been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.

January 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


More flights running late in latest figures

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines are falling behind when it comes to keeping flights on schedule, but fewer passengers are complaining to the government.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Target breach is a wake-up call

NEW YORK (AP) - More Target-sized security breaches will happen if banks and retail stores don't start working together to further protect customers' data, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Bill delays some flood insurance hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Sales rise on discounts, online shopping

NEW YORK (AP) - Holiday shoppers were more than willing to spend during the holiday season, if they saw big discounts or were shopping online.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


General Motors' quarterly dividend is back

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Co. said Tuesday that it will resume paying a quarterly dividend for the first time in nearly six years and named a new CFO.

January 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


More older enrollees so far

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's an older, costlier crowd that's signing up so far for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to government figures released Monday. Enrollments are lower for the healthy, younger Americans who will be needed to keep premiums from rising.

January 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


YouTube Nation' lets you know what’s on

'NEW YORK (AP) - How do you cope with an exploding world of YouTube video? Starting Tuesday, you can get help by visiting "YouTube Nation."

January 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Pizza Hut to offer 'by the slice'

NEW YORK (AP) - Pizza Hut plans to start offering pizza by the slice for the first time in two locations this week, part of a test to refashion its image and court diners in their 20s and 30s.

January 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


USA carbon pollution up 2 percent in ‘13

WASHINGTON (AP) - Energy-related carbon dioxide pollution grew by 2 percent last year after declining several years in a row, a government report said Monday. The increase was largely due to a small boost in coal consumption by the electric power industry, according to the study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

January 13, 2014 | | Nationwide


Disability benefits are for widows but not for wives

Q: My mother is 60 years old and disabled. She was a stay-at-home mom all her life, so she has no Social Security of her own. She was married to my father for 25 years but he died a long time ago. She remarried, and that marriage lasted 15 years before they got a divorce. Her second husband is 67 years old and retired. He was a lawyer and made a good living. My mom spent many hours filling out disability forms, and has all kinds of documentation from doctors indicating she is disabled. She took them to the Social ...

January 10, 2014 | | Nationwide


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Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google’s 1Q earnings disappoint

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


Home sales of $10 million rise in Conn.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

April 16, 2014 | | Nationwide


IRS may use private tax collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) - A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Coca-Cola sells more drinks but global soda sales fizzling

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue flow

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yahoo’s 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains as earnings decline

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo is prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up, if ever so slightly, under CEO Marissa Mayer.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


New LA Register newspaper embraces print in digital world

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day - to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Southern California home prices climb

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Windows Phone advances with 8.1 software update

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.

April 15, 2014 | | Nationwide


Is hot market for IPOs cooling off?

NEW YORK (AP) - A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.

April 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


April 15 not much of a real deadline for most taxpayers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.

April 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.

April 14, 2014 | | Nationwide


End of Windows XP support spells trouble for 30% of world’s computers

NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

April 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


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