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Affordable Care Act for children and families

Despite high poverty rates and a weak economic recovery, children’s access to health coverage is improving through federal and state programs, even before expansion through the Affordable Care Act. That’s the finding of a new […]

11/21/2013

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Groups race to hire, train ‘Obamacare’ guides

CHICAGO (AP) — With the program known as “Obamacare” only weeks away from its key launch date, hectic preparations are in motion in communities across the country to deal with one of its major practical […]

09/09/2013

Stock prices are shown at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Nasdaq resumes stock trading after 3-hour outage

NEW YORK (AP) — Trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange resumed Thursday after a three-hour halt caused by a technical glitch. Other exchanges were operating normally. Nasdaq trading resumed at 3:25 p.m. EDT after being […]

08/22/2013

In this Wednesday, July. 3, 2013 photo, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Tanner is shown during a demonstration at the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key in Marathon, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Study: Dolphins can problem solve like humans

GRASSY KEY, Fla. (AP) — A dog may be man’s best friend, but dolphins can imitate human actions, and even how they solve problems. When a dolphin has one of its senses blocked, it can […]

08/09/2013

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Obama takes aim at changing climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming. In a major […]

06/25/2013

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INFLUENCE GAME: Tech, labor spar on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it’s more sinister: The push by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.

05/16/2013

Medicaid

GOP’s ‘no’ on Medicaid becomes “Let’s make a deal’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic “no.”

03/24/2013

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Report: Tracking system needed to fight fake drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting the problem of fake drugs will require creating a national drug-tracking system, the Institute of Medicine said Wednesday.

02/13/2013

Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

(AP) – Prospects for new college graduates looking for work, especially those with associate degrees, are expected to increase next year, but not so for people with MBA degrees. A new annual survey from Michigan […]

11/15/2012

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