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Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets
| November 11th, 2019  4:01 PM
Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets
DALLAS (AP) — Federal regulators have threatened to ground dozens of Southwest Airlines jets if the airline can't confirm that the planes, which it bought used from foreign operators, meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it has validated some major repairs to the planes, and it is asking Southwest…
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Portland, Oregon, paramedics learn self-defense amid attacks
Portland, Oregon, paramedics learn self-defense amid attacks
November 11th, 2019  3:34 PM

Hundreds of Portland, Oregon, paramedics are getting mandatory defensive-tactics training after a string of high-profile assaults by patients on medical workers responding to 911 calls.

Donald Trump, Tom Price, Joseph R. Swedish, Bernard J. Tyson
Kaiser Permanente CEO Tyson dies unexpectedly at 60
November 10th, 2019  8:36 PM

Health care provider Kaiser Permanente says its chairman and CEO, Bernard Tyson, died unexpectedly Sunday at the age of 60.

Harris zeroes in on health care before powerful Nevada union
Harris zeroes in on health care before powerful Nevada union
November 8th, 2019  11:52 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris told members of Nevada's most powerful political union that she had them in mind when she proposed a "Medicare for all" plan that preserves private insurance

Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60
Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium going up to $144.60
November 8th, 2019  5:48 PM

Medicare's 'Part B' monthly premium for outpatient care is rising to $144.60, an increase of nearly 7 percent

Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes
Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes
November 8th, 2019  1:26 PM

Trump administration will pursue raising sales age for e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 as part of anti-teen vaping effort

Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt
Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt
November 8th, 2019  3:23 AM

A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine that was fined $1.3 billion in a scandal that prompted a national crackdown on the industry says it has been declared bankrupt

Juul halts sales of mint, its top-selling e-cigarette flavor
Juul halts sales of mint, its top-selling e-cigarette flavor
November 7th, 2019  3:28 PM

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs says it will stop selling its No. 1 mint-flavored vaping pods

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New York judge sets opioid crisis trial for January
November 7th, 2019  11:09 AM

A New York judge has set a trial over the state's claims against the drug industry over the toll of opioids for January

Nancy Pelosi
White House and Pelosi part ways on relief for drug prices
November 5th, 2019  5:00 PM

White House and Speaker Pelosi part ways on plans to address prescription drug prices

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Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher on Wall Street
November 5th, 2019  4:09 PM

Stocks are ending mostly higher on Wall Street, marking another set of records for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq.

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AP Source: White House finds Pelosi drug plan 'unworkable'
November 5th, 2019  1:13 PM

AP Source: White House finds Pelosi plan on Medicare prescription drug negotiations 'unworkable"

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Clarification: Air Quality-Georgia City story
November 5th, 2019  9:21 AM

Clarification: Air Quality-Georgia City story

Zanzibar tests drones spraying rice fields to fight malaria
Zanzibar tests drones spraying rice fields to fight malaria
November 5th, 2019  4:47 AM

For the first time drones are being tested to help fight malaria on the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania

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1 in 2 seriously ill Medicare enrollees struggles with bills
November 4th, 2019  4:03 PM

Study finds 53% of seriously ill Medicare recipients face major problems paying medical bills

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Trump now has opening to pull US out of Paris climate pact
November 3rd, 2019  8:53 AM

President Donald Trump has long talked about getting the U.S. out the Paris climate deal, and Monday is first day he can finally do something about it.

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Widespread glitches occur on 1st day of 'Obamacare' sign-ups
November 1st, 2019  11:40 PM

Trump administration officials say they're working to resolve problems with HealthCare.gov following reports of widespread technical glitches on the first day of "Obamacare" sign-ups

Warren vows no middle class tax hike for $20T health plan
Warren vows no middle class tax hike for $20T health plan
November 1st, 2019  5:50 PM

Elizabeth Warren has proposed $20 trillion in federal spending over the next decade to provide health care to every American

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One big step: Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion
November 1st, 2019  4:49 PM

Google, the company that helped make it fun to just sit around surfing the web, is jumping into the fitness-tracker business with both feet, buying Fitbit for about $2.1 billion

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Google steps into fitness, buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion
November 1st, 2019  3:17 PM

Google, the company that helped make it fun to just sit around and surf the web, is jumping with both feet into the fitness-tracker business, buying Fitbit for about $2.1 billion

Warren's health plan: $20 trillion, no middle class tax hike
Warren's health plan: $20 trillion, no middle class tax hike
November 1st, 2019  1:52 PM

Elizabeth Warren is promising to spend more than $20 trillion over the next decade to provide government-funded health care to every American without raising middle class taxes

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The Latest: Biden campaign faults Warren's health care math
November 1st, 2019  1:20 PM

Joe Biden's campaign is dismissing as "mathematical gymnastics" Elizabeth Warren's promise of financing a single-payer government insurance system without a middle-class tax hike

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Google buys Fitbit for $2.1B, stepping back into wearables
November 1st, 2019  12:14 PM

Google trots into the fitness and wearables field, spending $2.1 billion for pioneer Fitbit

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The Latest: Vilsack says Warren health care plan unrealistic
November 1st, 2019  11:41 AM

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack says Elizabeth Warren's increase in taxes on wealthy Americans to finance her health care proposal is unrealistic

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Warren health care plan pledges no middle class tax increase
November 1st, 2019  8:55 AM

Elizabeth Warren is promising to spend more than $20 trillion over the next decade to provide government-funded health care to every American without raising middle class taxes

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