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Same-sex marriage and Social Security

As I am writing this, the Supreme Court is hearing two cases involving the controversial topic of same sex marriage. This is an issue I have discussed before in this column, obviously with respect to how it might impact Social Security. I decided to resurrect that column and reprint it here because the subject is so timely.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


FDA OKs first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from J&J

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-its-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar - flushing it out in patients' urine.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


UPS pays $40M to end online pharmacies probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shipping company UPS has agreed to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to its work for online pharmacies.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


NYC deal is key in sick days push

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of workers in New York City are poised to get paid sick days in what may prove a pivotal moment in a national debate over whether businesses should be required to provide them.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Unhappy about new limits, gun makers urged to move

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Firearms manufacturers upset over newly restrictive gun laws and proposals in their home states are getting a message from other places: Move here, where the climate is favorable to your products and so are the tax codes.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Consumer spending, income jump in February

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers stepped up spending in February after their income jumped, aided by a stronger job market that offset some of the drag from higher taxes. The gains led economists to predict stronger economic growth at the start of the year.

March 29, 2013 | | Nationwide


Wal-Mart says loss likely from bribery probe

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it is 'probable' that the world's largest retailer will incur a loss due to ongoing bribery investigations by itself and government agencies, but it says it is too early to speculate on the size of the damage.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Hunters seek to boycott Colorado over passage of tough gun laws

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Hunters across the country say they are boycotting Colorado because of recent legislation meant to curtail gun violence.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Forecast: Twitter's ad revenue to double this year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter's ad revenue is believed to be on pace to double this year as the online messaging service delivers more marketing pitches to mobile devices in preparation for a highly anticipated initial public offering of stock.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Interior Dept. cuts mineral payments to 35 states $110M

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting federal mineral payments to 35 states by about $110 million this fiscal year as part of the automatic federal spending cuts that started this month.

March 27, 2013 | | Nationwide


Google picks 8,000 winners of 'Glass' contest

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google has picked out 8,000 people who will be given a chance to don a pair of Internet-connected glasses and make a fashion statement likely to be envied by gadget-loving geeks around the world.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


CBS buys half of TV Guide net for $100M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Broadcaster CBS Corp. is buying a 50 percent stake in TV Guide's pay TV channel and website for nearly $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


T-Mobile to start selling iPhones on April 12

NEW YORK (AP) - T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it will start offering the iPhone on April 12, filling what its CEO said was "a huge void" in its phone lineup.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


Housing, manufacturing give economy lift

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gains in housing and manufacturing propelled the U.S. economy over the winter, according to reports released Tuesday, and analysts say they point to the resilience of consumers and businesses as government spending cuts kick in.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


British teen whiz strikes deal with Yahoo

LONDON (AP) - At 17, he's a tech whiz, he's rich - and he can even offer some advice on how to raise your kids.

March 26, 2013 | | Nationwide


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Cablevision hopes to attract Internet customers with HBO Now

NEW YORK (AP) - Cablevision is offering the new HBO Now online service to its Internet customers, even though the service could persuade more people to drop their cable TV packages.

March 16, 2015 | | Nationwide


DRIVERS OR CONTRACTORS?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two San Francisco federal judges say juries will have to decide whether drivers for Uber and Lyft were independent contractors, or employees of the ride-hailing companies with all of the protections and benefits the state affords regular workers.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Google browsing system targets unwanted software

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Intel cuts 1Q revenue forecast, cites weak desktop PC demand

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Intel's stock fell Thursday after the giant chipmaker lowered its first-quarter revenue forecast, citing weak demand for business desktop PCs and a strong dollar that affects revenue from overseas sales.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Household wealth touches record at nearly $83 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fueled by higher stock and home values, Americans' net worth reached a record high in the final three months of 2014.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.

March 12, 2015 | | Nationwide


World’s tallest observation wheel falls short on riders

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The world's tallest observation wheel hasn't quite reached the elevated expectations of its owner.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


A golden MacBook, HBO on your iPhone & the Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All eyes were focused on the watch, but Apple CEO Tim Cook also unveiled a new MacBook and announced other deals at a company event Monday in San Francisco.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


FDA keeps warning about suicide on Chantix

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is keeping a bold-letter warning on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix about suicidal behavior and other psychiatric side effects, after reviewing company findings suggesting the drug does not increase those problems.

March 09, 2015 | | Nationwide


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