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  • Lifestyle

    The new economic face of marriage

    by CBS News on Aug 29, 16:46

    The opening line of the Sinatra song “Love and Marriage” might need to be updated to include to, “Love, a college degree, and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.” During the past 25 years, marriage rates have been climbing for women with college and graduate degrees, while women who lack an education beyond […]

  • Health

    EpiPen maker announces major move amid pricing outrage

    by CBS News on Aug 29, 15:09

    Last Updated Aug 29, 2016 11:31 AM EDT NEW YORK – Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine. The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a generic version of the EpiPen that will have a list […]

  • Health

    For these rising costs, the middle class has it the worst

    by CBS News on Aug 26, 17:20

    The economics of the health care system can be bewildering, but here’s a truth that middle-class Americans may see all too clearly: they are bearing the brunt of higher medical costs. Since 1984, the middle class has seen its out-of-pocket expenses for health care jump by 60 percent, far outpacing the 28 percent rise in medical costs for poor households, according to […]

  • News

    Coffee cravings? It may be in your DNA

    by CBS News on Aug 25, 16:15

    Craving a steaming cup of Joe? Turns out your DNA may hold the answer. New research suggests that your genes influence how much coffee you drink. Researchers analyzed genetic data from more than 1,200 people in Italy, who were asked how much coffee they drank each day. Those with a gene variant called PDSS2 drank one […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Liberal, moderate or conservative? See what Facebook thinks of you

    by CBS News on Aug 25, 14:27

    You may think you’re politically subtle on Facebook — especially compared to your neighbor, who constantly reminisces about the good ol’ days of Ronald Reagan, or your grade school teacher, whose newsfeed is 90 percent inspiring quotes from first lady Michelle Obama —but Facebook knows better, and whether you like it or not, the social media giant has already neatly plotted you on the spectrum […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Is Pokémon Go already passé?

    by CBS News on Aug 24, 12:35

    Pokémon Go hit America with the force of a hyperactive rattata, but the augmented reality game may not be evolving the way its creators had hoped. Usage of the augmented reality game appears to have peaked, according to a research report from Axiom Capital Management analyst Victor Anthony. Active users on Pokémon Go have declined 35 […]

  • US/World

    Wells Fargo slapped for cheating student borrowers

    by CBS News on Aug 22, 13:27

    Last Updated Aug 22, 2016 4:36 PM EDT Wells Fargo (WFC) was fined $3.6 million and will have also have to provide $410,000 to thousands of student loan borrowers the bank deceived or treated unfairly, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday. The bank engaged in illegal practices in servicing private student loans that hiked costs and unfairly penalized certain borrowers by failing […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Judge orders expedited release of 15,000 Hillary Clinton documents found by FBI

    by CBS News on Aug 22, 10:35

    At a heated hearing Monday, a federal judge pressed the State Department on when it would release the 15,000 documents uncovered by the FBI during its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Initially, the State Department attorney would not answer Judge James Boasberg’s repeated questions about the number of emails recovered by the FBI. The […]

  • US/World

    27 years of economic pain for most Americans

    by CBS News on Aug 19, 20:20

    If one could put a price tag on pain, look no further than the lack of economic progress for most American families since 1989. In that year, Ronald Reagan left the White House after two terms of his “trickle-down” economics, and a new era of democratization was heralded as the Berlin Wall fell. Since then, U.S. GDP has more […]

  • Health

    Calcium supplements linked to higher dementia risk in some women

    by CBS News on Aug 19, 15:11

    Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman’s risk of dementia, a new study suggests. And that seems particularly true if a woman has already sustained an event causing poor blood flow to the brain (cerebrovascular disease), such as from astroke, researchers said. The study can’t prove cause-and-effect. However, […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Donald Trump expresses ‘regret’ for campaign conduct

    by CBS News on Aug 18, 18:41

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — GOP nominee Donald Trump, speaking with teleprompters in front of him for the second rally in a row, expressed “regret” for his campaign conduct, just days after another major campaign shake up​ and his poll numbers continuing to fall. “Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose […]

  • US/World

    Louisiana’s flood costs mount as thousands remain in shelters

    by CBS News on Aug 18, 15:17

    Last Updated Aug 18, 2016 6:00 PM EDT DENHAM SPRINGS, La. – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ chief financial adviser says catastrophic flooding has made it more likely the state will need a short-term bank loan to keep paying for government operations. Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told a panel of state officials Thursday the need for […]

  • DayBreak

    Rising cost of potentially life-saving EpiPen puts pinch on families

    by CBS News on Aug 16, 7:13

    Families with severe allergies often rely on EpiPens to deliver a dose of potentially life-saving medicine if a child has a bad reaction. But the cost of the EpiPen is surging, putting the pinch on many families. The EpiPen is filled with epinephrine, which can counter the effects of a severe allergic reaction. The auto-injector’s price […]

  • US/World

    13-year-old Danny Fitzpatrick kills self, describes being bullied in emotional note

    by CBS News on Aug 14, 12:24

    NEW YORK — A 13-year-old Staten Island boy took his own life after what he described as merciless bullying by his classmates at a private Catholic school,according to CBS New York. Danny Fitzpatrick hung himself in the attic of his home on Thursday. The teen left behind a hand-written note describing the alleged abuse by […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Clinton, Kaine release new tax returns

    by CBS News on Aug 12, 19:48

    NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton released her latest tax return on Friday, which showed that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, reported earning more than $10.7 million in 2015 and paid a combined federal, state, and local effective tax rate of 43.2 percent. The Clintons donated about $1 million, or 9.8 percent of their […]

  • Health

    Schizophrenia symptoms may ease with exercise

    by CBS News on Aug 12, 15:12

    Schizophrenia is one of the most severe chronic mental health conditions – people hear voices, experience paranoia and struggle with concentration. A new study suggests regular exercise might help alleviate some of those symptoms. University of Manchester researchers conducted a systematic meta analysis. They combed through the extensive scientific literature on exercise and mental healthand pulled the […]

  • Lifestyle

    AAA warns of accident risk from debris flying off vehicles

    by CBS News on Aug 11, 21:10

    Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 7:45 AM EDT Driver beware: Dangerous debris in the road or from an unsecured load falling off other vehicles has been blamed for more than 200,000 crashes on U.S. roads between 2011 and 2014. A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 39,000 injuries and more than 500 […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Republicans tell RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to de-fund Trump

    by CBS News on Aug 11, 17:51

    Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 4:30 PM EDT More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter urging RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to cut off funding to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and instead use the funds to finance Republican Senate and House races, according to a letter obtained by CBS News. “We believe that […]

  • Lifestyle

    Are online travel sites providing biased information?

    by CBS News on Aug 11, 16:23

    A cyber war has erupted in recent weeks between major online travel agencies such as Expedia (EXPE) and Priceline.com (PCLN) and hotel chains over how some discounts are being offered to consumers. Earlier this year, Marriott (MAR), Wyndham (WYN) and Hilton Worldwide (HLT) stepped up their efforts to lure consumers away from the online travel […]

  • Marijuana News

    Marijuana remains classified in U.S. as dangerous drug, DEA says

    by CBS News on Aug 11, 14:52

    Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 3:04 PM EDT WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization, but will allow more research into its possible medical benefits, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday. The DEA said the agency opted not to reclassify marijuana after a […]