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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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FTC: Operators of jerk.com site misled consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission says the operators of a website called Jerk.com are the ones behaving badly.

April 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Medicare Advantage pay hike seen

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has raised its payment estimate for Medicare Advantage plans months ahead of a busy election season during which cuts to the program promise to be a key focus for politicians and voters.

April 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Yum tests new chicken restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) - As KFC struggles in the U.S., parent company Yum Brands is testing a new chicken restaurant called Super Chix.

April 07, 2014 | | Nationwide


Google’s unorthodox stock split

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is poised to split its stock using an unusual method aimed at keeping co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in control of the Internet's most powerful company.

April 01, 2014 | | Nationwide


13 GM traffic deaths are tied to 57-cent part

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors' new CEO on why the automaker took 10 years to recall cars with the defect.

April 01, 2014 | | Nationwide


Temporary Medicare fees fix gets OK

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama Tuesday signed into law legislation to give doctors temporary relief from a flawed Medicare payment formula that threatened them with a 24 percent cut in their fees.

April 01, 2014 | | Nationwide


Senates laud Caterpillar tax strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an award.

April 01, 2014 | | Nationwide


Riders wowed by view from 550-foot Vegas Ferris wheel

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tourists began taking in the view Monday from a skyline-changing observation wheel that offers a unique overview of sparkling Las Vegas Strip resorts, wide skies and craggy brown mountains in the distance.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


GM recall: Many victims were young motorists

DETROIT (AP) - As the deaths are tallied from General Motors' delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those killed, the majority were young.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


NHTSA requiring rearview cameras

WASHINGTON (AP) - Years late, the Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in all new cars and many light trucks - an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


Dating site protests anti- gay-marriage contributor

SAN JOSE (AP) - An online dating service is encouraging its users to stop using the Firefox web browser because the new CEO of the company that makes it supported California's former gay marriage ban.

March 31, 2014 | | Nationwide


Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

NEW YORK (AP) - Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Judge won’t dismiss ‘pink slime’ suit

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota judge on Thursday refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed "pink slime."

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


Taco Bell’s ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

NEW YORK (AP) - Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald.

March 27, 2014 | | Nationwide


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