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Merger of Safeway, Albertsons likely to result in store closures

Vons and Albertsons shoppers will likely see some of their neighborhood stores disappear along with many of those jobs if a proposed merger between …

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Senate advances unemployment benefits bill, but House GOP balks

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2.2 million jobless Americans cleared a key<p>Senatehurdle Thursday but faces continued opposition fromRepublicansin the House, making final passage uncertain.<p>House Speaker<p>John A. Boehner(R-Ohio) has called …

Sugars found in tequila may protect against obesity, diabetes

Tequila shots may do more than lighten the mood at a party; the drink may be beneficial for your health as well.<p>According to researchers from Mexico, natural sugars derived from the agave plant, called agavins, greatly protected a group of mice against diet-induced obesity and type 2 diabetes, …

4 things you didn’t know your doctor could do

<b>1. Give you free medication samples</b><p>Pharmaceutical companies often give doctors samples of drugs, and your doctor will likely be more than happy to share these with you. One 2004 study reported that the average physician received $21,000 per year in samples from pharmaceutical companies. Depending …

GMO salmon may soon hit food stores, but will anyone buy it?

It’s taken almost two decades, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be close to a ruling on the world’s first genetically modified animal protein.<p>AquAdvantage salmon is a product of the Massachusetts-based biotech firm AquaBounty Technologies. Designed to reach market size in about half …