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Brand-Name Drugs Can Raise Costs Without Boosting Patient Satisfaction

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 1:13pm

The website Iodine has collected data about consumers' experience with prescription drugs that show generics scored highest among people who take medicines in three popular categories.

Chris Kimball Will Continue To Host America's Test Kitchen – On The Radio

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:44pm

Days after announcing that co-founder Chris Kimball had left America's Test Kitchen over a contract dispute, its parent company says Kimball will continue to host America's Test Kitchen Radio.

UnitedHealth Group Says It May Quit Offering Coverage On Obamacare Exchanges

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:12pm

The company says it's losing money on the exchanges, which are an integral part of the Affordable Care Act.

Cancer Society Asks Regulators To Limit Insurers' Charges For Key Drugs

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:41am

Many covered medicines come with high out-of-pocket costs for patients, the American Cancer Society says in a report that calls for restrictions on the tabs insurers can pass along to patients.

Paris Attacks Create A Dilemma For Travelers

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:51am

As Paris tries to recover from the terror attacks, people who planned to travel there seem to be conflicted about whether to go. Airlines reacted quickly, allowing travelers to rebook their flights.

OECD Nations Agree To Cut Funding For Overseas Coal Power Plants

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 5:28pm

Less than two weeks before climate talks in Paris, the U.S., Japan and other wealthy countries have reached agreement on one carbon-cutting issue: limiting financing for coal-burning power plants.

Elizabeth Warren Steps Up Campaign For Liberal Agenda

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:59pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says bipartisan efforts to "reform" the corporate tax code amount to "a giant wet kiss" for the biggest companies. She wants large corporations to pay more in taxes.

In 'Just Eat It,' Filmmakers Feast For 6 Months On Discarded Food

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:47pm

Roughly 133 billion pounds of food go uneaten each year — much of it still edible. So for a half-year, the two filmmakers behind Just Eat It vowed to eat nothing but food entering the waste stream.

Here's How An iPhone Helps One Teen (And His Mom) Manage Diabetes

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:07am

These are the early days of innovation that allows diabetes patients to conveniently and securely gather and share data via a smartphone. One California teenager is an early user of Apple's HealthKit.

We Know China Has Ghost Cities, But Where Are They Hiding?

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:00am

The locations of the infamous empty housing complexes have been secret, but ghost city hunters are now using smart phones and GPS receivers to track them down.

There's More To Wage Cuts Than Just Lost Pay

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 5:29am

Researchers find that wage cuts endured by workers whose peers do not have their wages cut are much more painful and detrimental to morale than wage cuts that are experienced by everyone on a team.

Why It's Hard To Put An End To Unwanted Robocalls

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 5:17am

It's difficult for regulators to stop companies that flout the Do Not Call Registry. Robocalls can come from overseas, making them hard to regulate, and they often spoof caller IDs.

2 Air France Flights From U.S. To Paris Diverted After Threats

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:59pm

The diverted Air France flights landed safely in North America after anonymous threats were received after the flights had taken off. Passengers got off both planes safely and were taken to terminals.

TIAA-CREF Bought Brazilian Farmland From Notorious Land-Grabber, Report Says

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:18pm

The investment giant has purchased hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland in an environmentally threatened area.

Once A Hard Sell, Wal-Mart's Patti LaBelle Pies Fly Off Shelves

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 3:14pm

The sweet potato pie, sold in boxes bearing LaBelle's face, was a ho-hum seller until a video singing its praises went viral last week. Why pie fever? Partly, it's about celebrating black culture.

America's Test Kitchen Founder Chris Kimball Leaves Show

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 2:18pm

Wearing his trademark bow tie and round spectacles, Chris Kimball has hosted 15 seasons of America's Test Kitchen, one of public television's most popular programs.

Corinthian Colleges Misled Students On Job Placement, Investigation Finds

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 1:02pm

The U.S. Department of Education and California's attorney general say the company overstated job-placement rates by up to 100 percent.

As Americans Shop For Thanksgiving, They're Finding Cheaper Prices

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 12:25pm

Grocers faced higher wholesale prices for frozen turkeys this year. But because of fierce competition, they still cut their retail prices. Consumers are finding bargains on other holiday foods, too.

Entrepreneurs Pitch Sustainable Seafood Ideas. Investors Take The Bait

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:35am

At Fish 2.0, entrepreneurs get the chance to sell their ideas for modernizing the industry to a roomful of investors and venture capitalists. It's kind of like TV's Shark Tank — for the fish world.

Entrepreneurs Pitch Sustainable Seafood Ideas. Investors Take The Bait

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:35am

At Fish 2.0, entrepreneurs get the chance to sell their ideas for modernizing the industry to a roomful of investors and venture capitalists. It's kind of like TV's Shark Tank — for the fish world.

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