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Code/red: Apple to Hold iPad Event on October 16

Plus, the E.C. clears Facebook-Whatsapp, #beardgate and the worst cat ever.<p>// HAPPENING TODAY<p>J.P. Morgan Chase continues to vigilantly monitor its, cough, “situation.”<br>• The Evernote Conference.<br>• Tom and Jerry’s new racism warning on Amazon Prime.<p>Uh, Tim, We Blew Our Budget on U2, but There’s This Great …

Associated Press News

Justice Department hopes to settle American, US Airways fight

The Justice Department is pressing for divestitures of takeoff and landing slots at airports throughout the country as a condition for dropping a lawsuit aimed at stopping a proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines , Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday.<p>Holder said that talks with …

Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.2 Billion In Marketing Settlement

Like professional baseball, the drug industry may need to slap asterisks next to some of its standout sales accomplishments.<p>Johnson & Johnson became the latest drugmaker to reach a costly agreement with the federal government over charges of improper marketing. The widely anticipated settlement, …

Food stamp cuts hit about 5,000 troops

WASHINGTON — About 5,000 troops are among those affected by cuts to the federal food stamp program, according to the Pentagon.<p>The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps, is reducing benefits to about 47 million Americans. The benefit had been bolstered in 2009 …

Obesity linked to early puberty in girls, study finds

There’s yet another reason to worry about the obesity epidemic among America’s kids: Extra weight may be sending U.S. girls into puberty earlier than ever.<p>Researchers have found that girls with higher body mass index, a ratio of height and weight, may start developing breasts more than a year …

Many health woes in teens seeking obesity surgery, study

U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study.<p>Half the teens had at least four major illnesses linked with their excess weight. Three out of four had cholesterol problems; almost …

Weight Loss

Demand for doctors will grow as population in US ages

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Driven by an aging population and increased access to health insurance, the U.S. will need more doctors by 2025, says a new study.<p>The expected rise in demand varies by state and medical specialty, according to the study's lead author.<p>"What's happening at the state level can be …

Health Care

Obamacare Opponents Misrepresent Consumer Reports' Position

Pundits opposed to the new health care law and some media outlets have tried to suggest that our coverage of the troubled HealthCare.gov site means …

VA Health Care and the New Health Law - Consumer Reports News

<b>Q.</b> My 35-year-old son gets all of his medical needs taken care of at the VA. Does that count as health insurance in the new health care law?<p><b>A.</b> Yes. …

How Much Protein Should I Eat a Day? | Protein Sources - Consumer Reports

Protein, an essential nutrient, has been frequently touted as a cure-all: Use it to boost your energy, build strength, lose weight, or enhance your …

HealthCare.gov enrollment deadline extended - Consumer Reports News

With HealthCare.gov still firing on one cylinder, the government has decided to give consumers six extra weeks to enroll in a health plan through …

HealthCare.gov Repairs Promised by Thanksgiving - Consumer Reports News

<b>Q.</b> I have an account on HealthCare.gov but can't get through to actually complete an application. I get repeated account "confirmation" e-mails …

Medicare Part B Premiums Will Not Rise in 2014 - Consumer Reports

The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B will be the same in 2014 as it is this year—$104.90 a month—the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …

That Florida woman's canceled Blue Cross policy? It's junk insurance - Consumer Reports

Did you recently get a notice saying that your insurance company is canceling your policy because it doesn't meet the new health law's higher …

Health Reform Did Not Increase Federal Plan Premium

<b>Q.</b> I'm a retired federal employee and still get my health insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. My UnitedHealthcare plan …

Health Savings Accounts | New Health Care Law - Consumer Reports

<b>Q.</b> Our family just signed up for a plan on the Washington health insurance marketplace, Washington Healthplanfinder. The website says the plan is not …

What Health Insurance Companies Aren't Telling You About Cancellations

No wonder people losing their old health insurance policies are mad. A lot of them aren’t being told about better alternatives. Instead, insurers …

Associated Press News

Famous For Filibuster, Wendy Davis To Run For Texas Governor

A Texan known for talking is making news again.<p>And it's not Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.<p>Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis, whose June filibuster of a Texas abortion bill gained her national headlines, is reportedly running for governor. The <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, citing Democratic sources, says Davis will …

Around The World, Notions Of Beauty Can Be A Real Beast

Chinese-American TV personality Julie Chen reveals she had plastic surgery to make her eyes look less "Asian" to advance her career. Korean women are getting surgeries for permanent smiles. In Venezuela, breast augmentation is so widespread, it's a popular coming-of-age gift for quinceañera, or …

Planned Parenthood sues Texas over new law, hopes to prevent a 'terrible situation'

The nation’s largest provider of abortions sued the state of Texas on Friday over a controversial new law that puts restrictions on abortions.<p>Planned Parenthood, which has nearly 750 affiliate health centers, faces a loss of a large number of their centers in the state due to provisions within the …

Cheat Sheet: How to Keep Vegetables Fresh Longer

Some people shop impulsively for shoes. I shop impulsively for vegetables. I wander through the Union Square Greenmarket at lunchtime and find myself …

Foods You Should Always Eat Together