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The Best Weapon for Fighting Zika? More Mosquitoes

Scott Ritchie spent decades “spraying and slaying” mosquitoes. Then he realized that the best way to defeat the blood-suckers was to breed more of …

Zika tests Catholic position on birth control

<b>(CNN) —</b> Zika-infected mosquitoes aren't just causing medical problems, they're creating a theological conundrum for the Roman Catholic Church, according to priests and other experts.<p>The church has long forbidden nearly every form of birth control, but health officials in some Latin American …

CDC director: What we're doing about the Zika virus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we've come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary. And Zika is our newest threat, particularly to pregnant women.<p>New, unfamiliar and …

Zika virus sparks 'public health emergency'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" Monday over the Zika virus and the health problems that doctors fear it is causing.<p>The agency said the emergency is warranted because of how fast the mosquito-borne virus is spreading and its …

Zika Virus, Birth Defects Are Health Emergency, WHO Says

An outbreak of the Zika virus and its potential association with birth defects in South and Central America has been declared a public health …

Elizabeth Warren's biggest corporate scandals of 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren says too many companies are getting away with bad behavior.<p>In a report, coinciding with an op-ed for the New York Times, Warren detailed numerous legal settlements or reports in 2015 involving allegations of corporate wrongdoing.<p>"Corporate criminals routinely escape …

Zika virus 'spreading explosively,' WHO leader says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus "is now spreading explosively" in the Americas, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday, with another official estimating between 3 million to 4 million infections in the region over a 12-month period.<p>"The level of concern is high, as is the level of …

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Countries Hit With Zika Virus Are Telling Women Not to Get Pregnant

The risks from Zika virus sweeping through the Americas are serious enough that some countries are telling their citizens to put off getting pregnant …

Davos Boss Warns Refugee Crisis Could Be Precursor to Something Much Bigger

As the crash in commodities prices spreads economic woe across the developing world, Europe could face a wave of migration that will eclipse today’s …

Merkel Says Mass Sexual Attackers Risk Expulsion by Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the mass sexual assault of women by groups of men in Cologne is part of a pattern and suggested a possible link …

Another AIG-Style Fed Bailout Is About to Become Less Likely

The Federal Reserve is on the verge of relinquishing the tools it used to rescue American International Group Inc. and Bear Stearns Cos. That …

Tie Social Security benefits to CEO pay, says Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren wants people who rely on Social Security to do as well as CEOs.<p>Since there won't be any cost-of-living increase for Social Security next year, Warren has introduced a bill to implement a one-time 3.9% hike, which she said was the average annual CEO pay raise in 2014.<p>She proposes …

Warren Warns of Hidden Details in Fast-Track Trade

May 20th, 2015, 12:03 PM UTC<p>Senator Elizabeth Warren has voiced her reservations on hidden details in the TPP trade agreement and giving President …

Elizabeth Warren brings a new fight for the middle class

Senator Elizabeth Warren is at it again, pushing yet another effort to help America's middle class.<p>Warren and a colleague announced they're launching the Middle Class Prosperity Project, which her office says will look at "how the nation's economic system has been rigged against the middle class …

Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

Elizabeth Warren has a clear message for Wall Street: "Bring it on."<p>The senator from Massachusetts said Monday that she will continue to call for financial reforms and for big Wall Street banks to be broken up, despite potential retaliation against Democratic candidates.<p>Last week, Reuters reported …

Elizabeth Warren: 2016 race should focus on families

Elizabeth Warren isn't throwing her hat into the ring, but she wants whoever is running in 2016 to make middle-class families a priority.<p>Year after year, they take one blow after another, Warren said on CNN's <i>New Day</i> on Friday, where she appeared to talk about her book "A Fighting Chance."<p>"We live …

Payday lenders throw millions at powerful politicians to get their way

Payday lenders are spending millions of dollars in Washington in an attempt to stop the government from cracking down on the industry.<p>And it appears to be working.<p>Since the beginning of 2013, high-cost loan providers and those with ties to the industry have spent more than $13 million on lobbying …

Wealth gap between middle class and rich widest ever

Not only are middle class suffering from stagnant incomes, their wealth hasn't grown at all either.<p>That's led to the widest wealth gap on record between the middle class and the rich.<p>The median household net worth of middle-income Americans remained at $96,500 between 2010 and 2013, according to a …

Warren says (4 times) she's not running for president

<b>(CNN) —</b> She's said it once, and she'll say it four times: Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not running for president.<p>Asked four times by NPR's Steve Inskeep on Monday morning whether she was running for president, Warren held her ground, repeating each time: "I am not running for president."<p>"That's not …

Progressives gird for Capitol Hill battle

Washington is entering a new era of kamikaze governance, this time with Democrats at the helm.<p>Thursday night's spending showdown saw progressive Democrats unexpectedly emerge as the agitators ready to drive the nation off a cliff to win concessions — and progressives say it will happen again.<p>"The …

Elizabeth Warren is really angry about Dodd-Frank change

Elizabeth Warren came out swinging against a Capitol Hill compromise that she says undermines protections established after the financial crisis.<p>She blasted a change to the government funding bill as "the worst of government for the rich and powerful." Major banks lobbied for the provision, which …

She says she has the tapes to prove that regulators were cozy with Goldman

Wall Street's watchdogs are often accused of being too cozy with the banks they're supposed to regulate, and now one woman claims she has the tapes to prove it.<p>Carmen Segarra, who worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for seven months in late 2011 and early 2012, says she has evidence from …

Elizabeth Warren wants to probe if Fed is too close to big banks

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants Congress to look into allegations the New York Federal Reserve blocked one of its own from criticizing Goldman Sachs.<p>The allegations were made Friday and are based on what appear to be secretly-made recordings of meetings between a Fed investigator and her colleagues. …

Elizabeth Warren blasts lobbyists for the 'rich and powerful'

Senator Elizabeth Warren took a swipe at Washington lobbyists she said are trying to cash in on last week's election results.<p>"At this very minute, lobbyists and lawyers are lining up by the thousands to push for new laws - laws that will help their rich and powerful clients get richer and more …

Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

Elizabeth Warren is accusing President Obama of again putting Wall Street regulation in the hands of Wall Street insiders.<p>This time, she's blasting his nominee for a top Treasury post that oversees U.S. banks and financial regulations. The Massachusetts senator says Antonio Weiss, a banker with …

Part-time jobs put millions in poverty or close to it

Seven million Americans are stuck in part-time jobs.<p>They are unable to get full-time work and the benefits and stability that come with it. It's a constant struggle for these families and a worrying sign for America's recovery.<p>Overall U.S. unemployment has fallen steeply in the past year (from 7.2% …

Could Elizabeth Warren have made it in today's America?

Senator Elizabeth Warren wants every American to have the same shot at the American Dream as she did.<p>But the senior Massachusetts lawmaker and former Harvard law professor would likely have had a much tougher time climbing up the economic ladder today.<p>In her new book, "A Fighting Chance," Warren …

Elizabeth Warren: The market is broken

Senator Elizabeth Warren says she picked up a lot of her feistiness from reading Nancy Drew novels as a kid. Today she believes the most important mystery to solve is how to get the American economy working for someone other than billionaires.<p>It's a message she's been taking all over the country, …

Elizabeth Warren: Obama's economic team chose Wall Street over 'families'

Senator Elizabeth Warren, always outspoken on the tension between Main Street and Wall Street, took shots Sunday at a system she said is "rigged" against the little guy.<p>In an interview in Salon, Warren, who has said she doesn't plan to seek the 2016 presidential nomination, said fellow Democrats …

Top 10 stocks members of Congress own

Following the money in politics is often telling.<p>American lawmakers have tens of millions of dollars invested in companies that actively lobby Congress, according to a new database.<p>MapLight, a nonpartisan research group focused on how money influences politics, has compiled a list of stocks owned …