The sharp decline in payments coincides with increased scrutiny of drug marketing. Later this year, federal law will also require that drugmakers disclose the amount of money they give to doctors.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are working in Chicago and several other cities to sign up cabbies for health insurance as the March 31 open enrollment deadline nears.
The EU wants the U.S. to prohibit food makers here from using names with historical ties to Europe. That means cheeses like Parmesan and Brie sold in the U.S. may have to find new names.
Dish Network and Disney's landmark deal envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put a satellite receiver on their roof.
Gates, who led the list for 15 of the past 20 years, won the spot back from Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu. Gates' net worth is estimated at $76 billion; Slim Helu follows at $72 billion.
Data Brokerage can be big business. Brokers sell profiles filled with your purchases, your favorite stores and more. But, as Emily Steel of the Financial Times explains, your profile's quite cheap.
Joseph Dear, the chief investment officer of CalPERS, the nation's largest public pension system has died. He helped the fund recover from substantial losses incurred during the recession.
As electronic cigarette companies get bold with advertising, anti-smoking groups fear the ads will lure teens and get them hooked on nicotine.
Northern Nevada is feeling the wide-ranging effects of the drought. With grazing land diminishing and feed prices soaring, the cattle industry is reeling.
Economists say strong home sales this spring could drive job creation, as well as boost personal wealth and consumer confidence.
In this week's roundup, a major Bitcoin player collapses, a tiny camera that automatically snaps photos throughout the day and — can you believe it? — the Web's birthday cake has 25 candles.
For the second year, hundreds of visual effects workers will be protesting instead of celebrating Hollywood's big night. They say subsidies luring studios abroad are draining the profession.
Idaho's governor signs a bill criminalizing the act of secretly filming animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The bill was introduced after an undercover video emerged of abuse at a dairy farm.
Some speculate that overfishing of the small fish fed to farmed salmon led to the all-time high prices seen in 2013. But Norwegian salmon experts say the bigger threat to the farmed fish is disease.
Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It's a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they're the same thing.
"My Brother's Keeper" is a new White House initiative designed to help young men of color succeed. Law professor Paul Butler and youth advocate Malik Washington discuss the president's new plan.
Consumer spending wasn't as strong in the fourth quarter as first estimated. So, it's now thought that GDP grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate, not the earlier estimate of 3.2 percent.
The bitcoin exchange says it was hacked. Investors likely have little chance of getting their money — real or virtual — back.
Several shows including Phantom of the Opera plan to move the traditional Wednesday matinee to the next day. Broadway executives think Thursday matinees will draw in tourists for a long weekend.