WASHINGTON, June 19- A day after the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, U.S. lawmakers introduced bipartisan bills in the Senate and House of Representatives that would require Medicare to cover more obesity treatment costs.» Read More
CHEYENNE, Wyo.-- A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man's claim that it found pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart's missing plane in 2010 but sat on the news so it could solicit him to pay for a later search.
In an extensive interview with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, billionaire Carlos Sims explains why he is not concerned about new regulations which could force the tycoon to overhaul his telecom business. Slim also comments on his contributions to philanthropy in an effort give back to Mexican society.
The winner of this year's Warren Buffett charity lunch auction is still a secret. He or she (or they) paid a bargain price of $1,000,100. Last year's winner paid $3,456,789.
All of them present additional work for the Internal Revenue Service. Starting in 2014, most Americans must have health insurance, or pay a fee to the IRS.
At a Forbes event honoring Warren Buffett for his philanthropy, Bono sings about the Omaha, Neb., billionaire to the tune of "Home on the Range."
They included drugs from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck& Co that shrank tumors in patients with advanced melanoma and lung cancer. Citigroup analysts expect such "immunotherapies" to cost around $110,000 in the United States for a year's worth of treatment and $80,000 in the rest of the world, generating sales of $35 billion a year in the next 10 years.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4- Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is leading a $35 million investment in ResearchGate, a Berlin- based network for scientists that ties into his interest in fighting disease.
WASHINGTON, June 3- Fourteen Republican-led states that oppose expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health reform will leave 3.6 million of their poorest adult residents uninsured, at a cost of $9.4 billion per year by 2017, researchers said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, June 1- A shirt-sleeves summit between the world's two top economic powers is shaping up as anything but relaxing, with an assertive new Chinese leadership seeking a bigger place at the global table and the United States pushing back, especially in the battle over cyberspace.
NEW YORK- The past week has underscored one more way in which the lives of the super-rich are diverging from the lives of everyone else: The middle class is becoming a matriarchy, while the plutocracy remains firmly patriarchal.
*Europe agrees to end decades of over-fishing. BRUSSELS, May 30- The European Union agreed on Thursday to put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stocks by 2020, as part of a deal to overhaul the bloc's fisheries policy.
May 28- Nike Inc is dropping its partnership with Livestrong Foundation, the cancer charity founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, the latest repercussion from the doping scandal that last year stripped him of his titles.
Gary Parr, Lazard vice chairman, explains why he is concerned about the fate of charitable giving.
Dave Boyce, Fundly CEO, explains how his company helps people raise funds for relief efforts.
Republicans target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her soliciting of funds on behalf of a non-profit group, called Enroll America, from two private entities.
WASHINGTON, May 21- With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation.
The Wharton International Volunteer Program (WIVP) is leveraging the skills of its members to provide consulting services to resource-strapped NGOs in developing countries.
BOSTON, May 20- When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, starts rolling out in October, it will overhaul how Americans get healthcare coverage.
Bloomberg said last week that its reporters had limited access to some data considered proprietary, including when a customer logs in or looks for information on assets such as equities or bonds. Since then, other Bloomberg clients, including JPMorgan Chase& Co and government agencies across the globe, have said they were looking into the issue.
The Robin Hood Foundation funds programs to fight poverty, and recently helped raise $80 million. Barry Sternlicht and David Saltzman of the Robin Hood Foundation, offer insight.