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  • Why latest Obamacare delay angers critics and fans Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    President Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act in June in San Jose, Calif.

    Another delay in Obamacare gives critics of the health-reform law more ammunition and will take money of out chronically ill people's pockets.

  • Obamacare is coming, and so are the con artists Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream for con artists.

  • Businesses claim Obamacare is forcing hour-cutting Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    Luke Perfect, who works at a Subway franchise in Kennebunk, Maine, expects to have his hours cut because his employer says offering him health insurance under Obamacare's employer mandate is too expensive.

    Employers around the country say that they will be cutting workers' hours below 30 a week because they can't afford to offer the health insurance mandated by Obamacare.

  • Bagged salads linked to a food poisoning outbreak Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Taylor Farms, whose bagged salad mixes are suspected of being the source of an outbreak of food poisoning that has made 535 people sick, has halted shipment and production.

  • Bracing for Obamacare: Nurse practitioners step up Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 6:49 PM ET
    Mary Fey examines Jef Jalof, 61, at the Dexter Clinic run by PeaceHealth Medical Group outside Eugene, Ore.

    Nurse practitioners are girding for the onset of Obamacare reforms, which offer some 32 million Americans new access to health insurance—but no guarantee of access to care.

  • Health-care cost fix? Deport fat migrants Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Nearly a third of New Zealand's adult population is overweight, in an effort to solve the obesity epidemic and combat rising health costs, the country is deporting its fat people.

  • Wal-Mart to start-ups: Pet health grows Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    The pet insurance sector is growing, as pet medical costs rise and more employers offer pet care insurance. Even Wal-Mart has entered the pet health insurance business.

  • The Obamacare opt-out that leaves it all to faith Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    A handful of medical-sharing ministries have obtained an Affordable Care Act exemption. One requires members to pledge their Christian faith and promise not to drink or do drugs.

  • Bulls charge into Valeant Pharma Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Bullish option traders are piling into Valeant Pharmaceuticals as its shares reach all-time highs.

  • Lacks family wins victory to claim woman's cells Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 8:12 AM ET
    Multiphoton fluorescence image of cultured HeLa cells with a fluorescent protein targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan).

    The family of Henrietta lacks, whose immortal cells made billions in medical research, won an ethical victory when they were given some power over HeLa cell information.

  • China bird flu strain spreads human-to-human Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 8:29 PM ET
    Chickens at a poultry farm in Liaocheng, China

    Chinese scientists have discovered the first case of human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 bird flu.

  • China drug sector probe widens as Novo site visited Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 6:07 AM ET

    Chinese authorities have visited a site operated by Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk, the latest evidence of a widening investigation into Western drugmakers.

  • Red states could beat blues in Obamacare sign-up Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    A major deal could lead to an ironic outcome: more residents in anti-Obama states enrolling in health insurance exchanges than those in pro-Obama states.

  • Obamacare's big win on health-care exchanges Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    The federal government is taking a big step toward letting eHealthInsurance.com, Getinsured.com and other sites enroll people in many Obamacare exchanges.

  • Wearable tech could track workers: Ex-Apple CEO Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    With Obamacare looming, businesses may look to offer employees healthy-living incentives and track them, said John Sculley, co-founder of Misfit Wearables and former Apple CEO.

  • How young does plastic surgery make you look? Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    People who choose to undergo plastic surgery are looking to shave many years off their appearance. A new study has found that the number of years is smaller than you'd expect.

  • Aging baby boomers may find long-term care elusive Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    With 76 million baby boomers reaching retirement age over the next decade, the need for long-term care services is expected to surge. What to do?

  • Planning for long-term care can have a big payout Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    Thinking ahead about long-term care can bring big benefits later as the experience of a retired New Jersey teacher shows.

  • Pro: Buy this sector on sluggish jobs Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 5:25 PM ET

    Gina Martin Adams, Senior Equity Strategist at Wells Fargo Securities, says there's one sector that will be a bright spot in the months to come.

  • Look out below! Work more, get less in Obamacare Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    Working more could mean thousands of dollars less for you under a quirk in the new health-care law going into effect this fall.

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