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  • Ambien Nation: Nearly 9 million in US use sleep aid Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:59 PM ET

    Desperate for rest in a frenzied world, at least 8.6 million Americans take prescription sleeping pills to catch some Zzzs, NBC News reports.

  • Sandy and Joan Weill make $100 million donation Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:44 AM ET
    Sandy Weill

    Former Citigroup chief Sandy Weill tells CNBC he and his wife, Joan, are making an additional $100 million donation to Weill Cornell Medical College.

  • Philanthropy isn't just money: Sandy & Joan Weill Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 10:44 PM ET
    Sandy and Joan Weill

    In a CNBC.com editorial, banking legend Sandy Weill and his wife, Joan, say philanthropy is much more than just writing a check.

  • Weird science: Stem cells make tiny human 'brain' Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    Scientists have turned human stem cells into pea-sized organs with a neural structure similar to that of a developing embryo.

  • E-cigarette sales are smoking hot at $1.7 billion Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:28 AM ET
    electronic cigarettes.

    The booming electronic cigarette market will approach nearly $2 billion by the end of 2013, a top tobacco analyst predicts.

  • Chinese medicine viewed as poison in the West Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 12:29 AM ET

    Caution should be used with a number of traditional Chinese medicines because they could contain dangerously high levels of toxins. The Caixin Online reports.

  • Wal-Mart to have domestic partner benefits in 2014 Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 5:06 PM ET

    The world's largest retailer's is behind many other large companies on health coverage for domestic partners. Sixty-two percent of the Fortune 500 already offer such benefits.

  • Cramer: This is the 'go-to' sector, despite Syria Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    After news that U.S. missile strikes in Syria could come "as early as Thursday," Cramer suggested some sectors that may help investors protect portfolios amid geopolitical turmoil.

  • Billions wasted on paperless vets' health records Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on improving veterans health care at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington DC, back on April 09, 2009.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense spent $1.3 billion during the last four years trying to develop a single electronic health-records system.

  • Amgen to buy Onyx for more than $10 billion Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Amgen has struck a $10 billion-plus deal to buy Onyx Pharmaceuticals, ending a two-month-long auction for the cancer drugmaker.

  • Ignorance of Obamacare threatens plan's success Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    Continued widespread public ignorance about Obamacare insurance exchanges could hamper enrollment in those exchanges and ultimately jack up premium prices.

  • KKR, Bain to bid for Panasonic unit: Report Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    Panasonic unveils the prototype model for a "power jacket" to help patients recover from partial paralysis.

    Toshiba, KKR and a consortium including Bain Capital are expected to participate in the final round of bids next week for Panasonic's healthcare business, sources said.

  • The case for knee replacements: They save money Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Because the surgeries allow people to continue working and earning, they more than offset their average cost, according to a new study.

  • UPS to end health care for spouses of some workers Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    In announcing a move that will affect about 15,000 employees, United Parcel Service cited costs associated with the federal health care law. The New York Times reports.

  • Obamacare tax: 40% of companies to change plans Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Bigger companies expect health-care costs to increase under Obamacare—and most are concerned with getting hit by a tax on pricier plans under the health-reform law, a survey finds.

  • Young, invincible and wanting health insurance Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 2:51 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about Affordable Care Act in San Jose, California.

    Healthy young people who don't buy health insurance are called young invincibles, but a report finds 20-somethings are more often priced out than opting out of coverage.

  • Marijuana stock shills are blowing smoke, US warns Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    FINRA warned Tuesday that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry.

  • Obamacare quirk: Your insurance costs could go up Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:27 AM ET
    Materials about new insurance possibilities available through the Affordable Care Act

    A quirk in Obamacare means that some workers and their families may be better off financially if their employers don't offer subsidies for health-insurance premiums.

  • Obamacare readiness going down to the wire Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    With six weeks until the launch of open enrollment, Covered California and other Obamacare exchanges say they will be ready, but plans for testing are cutting close to deadlines.

  • Budweiser is king of beers in the ER: Study Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    When Johns Hopkins researchers surveyed ER patients who had been drinking, they found that Budweiser was the No. 1 brand consumed, followed by Steel Reserve Malt Liquor.

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