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  • President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law has helped fuel adoption of these arrangements. Baltimore- based CareFirst said growth in overall medical spending slowed to a rate of 2 percent, compared with annual increases averaging 7.5 percent before the program began in 2011.. CareFirst's medical home program covers just under 1.1 million people,...

  • Earlier this week, U.S. crude prices hit four-month lows and Brent, the more important global benchmark, neared a six-month trough as a global oil glut, resurgent dollar and stock market tumble in top energy consumer China took a toll. "I see a rebound of about five bucks off the recent lows in the most likely scenario," said Chris Jarvis at Caprock Risk Management, an...

  • *Crude futures rise $1 before ending off highs on strong dollar. NEW YORK, July 29- Oil settled higher on Wednesday, recovering from multi-month lows, after U.S. government data showed a surprisingly large crude stockpile draw that signaled the market may have been wrong in predicting slumping demand for energy. Crude futures lost more than $10 a barrel over the...

  • *Crude futures rise over $1 a barrel before consolidating. NEW YORK, July 29- Oil prices jumped about 2 percent on Wednesday, springing from near six-month lows, after U.S. government data showed a surprisingly large crude stockpile draw that signaled the market may have been wrong in predicting slumping demand for energy. Crude futures have lost over $10 a barrel...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Danielle Faust, 33, is six weeks into wearing braces to fix her crooked teeth and is pretty happy about the process, but not the price. While the $5,000 for Invisalign clear aligners in South Florida where she is a freelance writer is $1,000 less than a friend is paying in New York, she is kicking herself because she missed out on a Groupon that would...

  • July 21- Novavax Inc said its experimental Ebola vaccine induced a substantial immune response to the deadly infection in an early-stage trial involving 230 healthy adults. Potential partners include the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a division of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which Novavax is already working...

  • July 21- Novavax Inc said its experimental Ebola vaccine induced a substantial immune response to the deadly infection in an early-stage trial involving 230 healthy adults. Vaccines being developed by Bavarian Nordic, GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson& Johnson have entered mid-stage studies. Gaithersburg, Maryland- based Novavax's shares have risen more than...

  • *Los Angeles, Chicago claimed bank targeted minorities. July 17- Wells Fargo& Co won the dismissal of two lawsuits on Friday that had accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of violating the federal Fair Housing Act by engaging in predatory lending practices in Los Angeles and Chicago. The lawsuits by the city of Los Angeles and by Cook County, Illinois, which...

  • UPDATE 2-Pluto probe survives encounter, phones home Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 9:18 PM ET

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons at 7:49 a.m. EDT. But right on time, New Horizons made radio contact with flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab outside Baltimore, sparking a wave of shouts and applause from an overflow crowd gathered to watch the drama...

  • NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons at 7:49 a.m. Eastern. "It's truly a mark in human history," John Grunsfeld, NASA's associate administrator for science, said from the mission control center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory outside Baltimore. Like NASA's Voyagers and...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 13- Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley revealed last week that he and his wife borrowed $339,200 to put their two eldest children through college, the latest of many scary anecdotes about massive student loans. "It can potentially frighten off those lower-income people who can most benefit from higher education," said Justin...

  • BOSTON, July 12- U.S. companies often pay their CEOs far too much compared with their lowest-paid workers as boards of directors compete to compensate their top executives more than peers. "It would be healthier for our society if CEOs were paid less," said Michael Kagan, who oversees about $9 billion in assets as a senior portfolio manager at ClearBridge...

  • *Greece, China factors supported oil early; Iran talks weighed. NEW YORK, July 10- Crude futures settled little changed on Friday after data showed the U.S. oil rig count barely rose this week, allaying fears of an acceleration in drilling that could bring on a surfeit of new supply to the market. The market moved up after a rally in Chinese equities in Asian trading...

  • *Greece, China factors supported oil early; Iran talks weighed. The market moved up after a rally in Chinese equities in Asian trading overnight and after optimism Greece may have a bailout deal by the weekend. U.S. crude futures were down 5 cents at $52.73 by 1:15 p.m. EDT, after an earlier high of $53.89 and a low of $51.96.

  • Leaders with the AFL-CIO, an umbrella group for 56 member unions representing more than 12.5 million workers, will press her on issues such as trade, infrastructure and the types of officials she would name to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. During its gathering in Silver Spring, Maryland, on July 29-30, the AFL-CIO's executive council will also have...

  • *China equities jump on support measures by Beijing. *Uncertainties remain on Iran deal, target now Friday. NEW YORK, July 9- Oil rebounded sharply on Thursday from three-month lows hit earlier this week, with prices up nearly 3 percent as China's collapsing stock market steadied and oil traders remained uncertain about negotiations for a nuclear deal that will...

  • Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla of Puerto Rico dropped a bombshell on debt holders a week ago by saying he wanted to restructure debt and postpone bond payments. He urged changes to U.S. bankruptcy laws that currently exclude Puerto Rico. Like U.S. states, Puerto Rico cannot file for bankruptcy protection.

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets also ticked down. Across the Atlantic, Greece was headed to a referendum on Sunday that...

  • *IMF warns Greece needs debt extension. July 2- U.S. stocks extended losses on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund warned Greece may need a large debt writeoff, and muted U.S. jobs data dampened the economic outlook. "The market seems to be paying more attention to what may happen with Greece as well as whether or not wage growth will pick up," said Omar...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St turns negative as IMF warns on Greece Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    *IMF warns Greece needs debt extension. July 2- U.S. stocks turned negative after the International Monetary Fund warned Greece may need a further large debt writeoff, and weak U.S. jobs data dampened the economic outlook. "The market seems to be paying more attention to what may happen with Greece as well as whether or not wage growth will pick up," said Omar Aguilar,...