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Can't Get In To See Your Doctor? Many Patients Turn To Urgent Care

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:38am

A recent poll shows 27 percent of Americans have visited an urgent care center in the past two years. Why? Most cite convenience.

Ray Tomlinson, Inventor Of Modern Email, Has Died

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 5:47pm

Tomlinson invented person-to-person email in 1971, at a time when a few people had personal computers. The first email was sent on a computer network that was created for the U.S. government.

Citing Gender Bias, State Lawmakers Move To Eliminate 'Tampon Tax'

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 12:00pm

While drugs and many medical necessities are mostly exempt from state sales tax, feminine hygiene products are not in the majority of states. Efforts are building to try and change that.

Rwanda Tries To Persuade Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 4:18am

While the country is renowned for its high-quality Arabica Bourbon beans, both cost and culture have kept Rwandans from imbibing one of their top cash crops. The government wants to that to change.

Amid Uncertainty, Iranians Hope For Economic Reforms

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 2:55pm

Iranians are hoping the recent election of more reformers to parliament will help improve the economy.

MLB Hopes New Openness Will Ease Players' Path From Cuba To The Majors

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 8:49am

The league's plan, which needs approval from the players' union and both governments, would allow direct pickups of Cuban players — no defections — in exchange for cash support for the sport there.

Here To Stay: How Indian-Born Innkeepers Revolutionized America's Motels

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:42am

Indian immigrants and their children comprise about 1 percent of the U.S. population, yet they own roughly half of all American motels. And 70 percent of those moteliers hail one same state: Gujarat.

Action On A National GMO Labeling Measure Heats Up On Capitol Hill

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 5:34pm

Congress is scrambling to piece together a national standard for labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients before July 1. That's when Vermont's mandatory labeling law kicks in.

Peanut Mush In Infancy Cuts Allergy Risk. New Study Adds To Evidence

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:49pm

A second big study affirms new thinking: Exposing high-risk kids to peanuts beginning in infancy reduces the chance of developing a peanut allergy. This peanut tolerance holds up as kids get older.

U.S. Economy Adds 242,000 Jobs, Unemployment Holds Steady In February

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:28pm

The pace of job creation picked up in February as employers added 242,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent. Wages, which had shown a healthy increase in January, pulled back.

Sure, There's More Hiring. But When Will Wages Rebound?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 2:19pm

The latest jobs report showed a surprisingly strong hiring surge, with employers adding 242,000 jobs last month. But a pinch in earnings and hours disappointed those looking for a pickup in paychecks.

How Free Are USDA Scientists To Speak Their Mind?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:53pm

Jonathan Lundgren's research pointed out problems with popular pesticides. He says that message — and the messenger — were unwelcome at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service.

Florida Doctor Says False Diagnoses Inflate Bills, Could Harm Patients

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 8:40am

A whistleblower suit against Humana Inc. alleges the insurer turned a blind eye to billing fraud involving Medicare patients. People were diagnosed with more serious ailments than they actually had.

Economy Gained 242,000 Jobs In February; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 7:52am

Job gains last month were stronger than in January and outperformed expectations — however, an anticipated rise in wages didn't materialize. Average hourly earnings dropped by 3 cents an hour.

Restored Movies By African-American Filmmakers Find New Audiences

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:13am

Some of the earliest movies by African-American filmmakers from the 1910s through 1940s have been in film archives over the years on poor-quality film prints. Some have been digitally restored.

Interim CEOs: Passive Placeholders Or Rented Fixers?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:13am

Experts say interim CEOs are in greater demand these days. Some say the role is changing, and companies are increasingly turning to temporary leaders to overhaul their businesses.

Restored Movies By African-American Filmmakers Find New Audiences

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:13am

Some of the earliest movies by African-American filmmakers from the 1920s through 1940s have been in film archives over the years on poor-quality film prints. Some have been digitally restored.

Tribe Says Drilling Project Would Have 'Heartbreaking' Consequences

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 3:54am

An energy company is heading to court for the right to drill in Montana, near Glacier National Park. But some Native Americans and environmental groups want to stop the long-delayed project.

Tech Companies, Security Experts Express Support For Apple

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 5:23pm

Silicon Valley firms, human rights nonprofits and other groups have filed legal briefs in support of Apple's defiance of an FBI order. Some San Bernardino victims' families have filed in opposition.

For U.S. Tech Firms Abroad And Data In The Cloud, Whose Laws Apply?

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 4:00pm

The FBI's efforts to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone is one fight in a larger global conflict: Firms face varying laws for police cooperation and say a lack of legal standards is creating a crisis.

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