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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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Analyst doubles price target, boosts Tesla shares

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. surged 16 percent Tuesday after a Wall Street analyst told investors that Tesla could shake up the electric utility sector as well as the auto industry.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Q&A: What's a bitcoin? A look at the digital currency & how it works

LONDON (AP) - Early Tuesday, the world's most established exchange for bitcoin disappeared from the Internet, sending the price of the virtual currency tumbling and prompting fears that the world's biggest experiment in electronic cash could soon be strangled by fraud or regulation.

February 25, 2014 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with Waffle Taco, breakfast items

NEW YORK (AP) - Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Samsung unveils phone with built- in heart-rate monitor

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Mark Zuckerberg takes long view with WhatsApp, Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Zuckerberg, known for his outsized ambitions for Facebook, is applying a similar long-term vision to bringing the Internet to the billons of people around the world who don't already have access.

February 24, 2014 | | Nationwide


Computer whizzes stage hackathons

SAN JOSE (AP) - It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Older Americans are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Train accidents stir worries about crude rail transport

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


Trade ban has Russia’s knickers in a twist

MOSCOW (AP) - A trade ban on lacy lingerie has Russian consumers and their neighbors with their knickers in a twist.

February 17, 2014 | | Nationwide


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