It's getting easier to cancel a health insurance policy if you get a new job or have other life changes. And new parents can buy coverage for the baby after he or she is born. But there are exceptions to many rules in the Affordable Care Act, so it's worth checking out how they affect you.
Electronic cigarettes are often billed as safe and helpful for adult smokers trying to kick their habit. But the CDC says 1 in 5 young teens who try an e-cigarette have never smoked tobacco. And between 2011 and 2012, the devices doubled in popularity among middle-school and high-school students.
Ever since Colorado and Washington legalized pot, banks have been in an awkward position. Would a bank risk being targeted by federal prosecutors for doing business with people whose primary business is selling marijuana? On Friday, the Treasury Department eased the confusion by releasing new guidelines for the banking industry.
Clothing chain Jos. A. Bank announced on Friday it has agreed to buy casual sportswear maker Eddie Bauer for $825 million in a cash and stock deal. This acquisition comes in the midst of ongoing, hostile efforts by Jos. A. Banks and its main competitor Men's Wearhouse to buy each other.
Methane is both a fuel and a potent greenhouse gas. A study in Science magazine suggests that about 50 percent more methane is leaking into the atmosphere than official estimates suggest. Even so, they conclude that it's better for the environment to switch electricity generation from coal power plants to those that burn methane.
The proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast is raising concerns, not just for the mega cable provider it would create, but also because of the questions it raises about broadband access at a time of uncertainty around the future of network neutrality. More than half of Americans with broadband access are getting it from their cable provider.
LeanIn.org and Getty Images are partnering to offer a new photo collection of women and families. The images steer clear of familiar stereotypes — women in heels stepping on men, moms with more than two arms — and instead gravitate toward creative, energetic portraits.
Greater confidence — and limited success in nuclear talks with six world powers — have helped reverse Iran's brutal inflation rate, and steadied the Iranian rial against the dollar. Iranians are feeling more optimistic, but for most of them, very little has actually changed economically.