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  • Business/Economy

    Retailers hold the line on holiday hires — except one

    by CBS News on Oct 18, 7:31

    Even though analysts forecast that holiday spending will increase this year, the number of seasonal hires is likely to hold steady or even be lower than last year’s pace. Why? Consumers are flocking to the internet rather than the mall. The trend is changing both those doing the hiring as well as the skills required […]

  • Health

    Drug crisis boosts supply of organ transplants

    by CBS News on Oct 11, 11:34

    The spike America has seen in drug overdose deaths in recent years has provided an unexpected lifesaving benefit for others by increasing the number of desperately needed organ transplants. So far this year, 12 percent of deceased organ donors in the U.S. died of drug intoxication, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) […]

  • US/World

    Matthew flooding kills at least 10, strands 1,500 in North Carolina alone

    by CBS News on Oct 10, 6:58

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The flooding disaster is forecast to slowly unfold over the next several days as all that rain from Hurricane Matthew – more than a foot in places – flows into rivers and downstream, likely causing more inundation in many of the same places devastated by a similar deluge from Hurricane Floyd in […]

  • Weather News

    ‘Worst of it is yet to come’: Hurricane Matthew hammers Florida

    by CBS News on Oct 07, 6:51

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Hurricane Matthew scraped Florida’s Atlantic coast early Friday, toppling trees onto homes and knocking out power to more than half-million people but sparing some of the most heavily populated stretches of shoreline the catastrophic blow many had feared. Authorities warned that the danger was far from over, with hundreds of miles […]

  • Money

    What’s the right retirement savings target for millennials?

    by CBS News on Oct 06, 15:25

    A new study by NerdWallet reveals that 22 percent of pay could be the new retirement savings goal for millennials. If you add this to what it’s costing them to repay student debt, higher housing costs and an uncertain job market, no wonder so many millennials may feel doomed financially. But will they really need […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Mike Pence, Tim Kaine get ready for their fight night

    by CBS News on Oct 04, 10:30

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine will have their big moment in the spotlight on Tuesday night when they face off at 2016’s first and only vice presidential debate on Tuesday. Pence spent the weekend leading up to the big night at home in Indiana with his family while continuing informal debate prep. The debate […]

  • Health

    HPV vaccine works even better than expected, study finds

    by CBS News on Sep 29, 21:42

    The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which doctors believe causes most cases of cervical cancer, appears even more effective than believed, a new study finds. “After eight years of vaccination, the reduction in the incidence of cervical neoplasia [abnormal growth of cells], including pre-cancers, have been reduced approximately 50 percent. This is greater than what was […]

  • US/World

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dead at 93

    by CBS News on Sep 27, 19:59

    Even to his own people, Shimon Peres was a puzzle. He spoke eloquent Hebrew, but with a foreign accent, lacked formal education yet brimmed with culture, was a mediocre politician, but became a statesman of spectacular vision. Numerous reports have stated that former Israeli President Shimon Peres has passed away at the age of 93. […]

  • Health

    World Health Organization: 9 out of 10 people breathing excessive air pollution

    by CBS News on Sep 27, 13:12

    More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The U.N. health agency said in a new report that 92 percent of people live in areas where air quality exceeds WHO limits, with southeast Asia, eastern […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Poll: Nearly two-thirds of debate watchers said Hillary Clinton won

    by CBS News on Sep 27, 6:51

    Nearly two-thirds of voters said Monday that Hillary Clinton won the first general election debate that night at Hofstra University while close to a third said the same about Donald Trump, according to a CNN/ORC poll of voters who watched them face off. More of the people polled were more likely to describe themselves as Democrats, CNN […]

  • National

    Marlins’ Jose Fernandez made sick woman’s wish come true day before he died

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 18:17

    The news of Maimi Marlins’ Jose Fernandez’s death hit one of his fans especially hard, because less than 24 hours earlier, she got to meet her favorite baseball player, CBS Miami reported. Cristina Llanes, 20, was on cloud nine Saturday afternoon after a big surprise — meeting Fernandez at Marlins Park. “We’re going to try to win […]

  • Health

    Why morning sickness during pregnancy may be a good sign

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 13:49

    Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 5:35 PM EDT While experiencing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is certainly unpleasant, it might very well be a sign that things are progressing smoothly. According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, these symptoms – commonly referred to as morning sickness, though it can occur at any time […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Polls show tight presidential race nationally in battleground states

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 11:03

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are deadlocked nationally and are virtually tied in two battleground states, according to new polls released Monday. In a head-to-head national contest, voters are split 46 percent to 46 percent between Clinton and Trump, according to a Bloomberg survey. Taking third-party candidates into account, Trump leads Clinton 43 percent to 41 […]

  • US/World

    Family heirlooms “fill vast silences” at new African American museum

    by CBS News on Sep 25, 13:14

    At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, thousands of great Americans are represented by priceless family heirlooms, donated to help them museum to share their experiences. Among them is the freedom paper donated by 83-year-old Elaine Thompson. It belonged to her great, great, great grandfather, Joseph Trammell of Loudon County, Virginia, reports […]

  • Lifestyle

    Food-on-floor ‘five second rule’ debunked

    by CBS News on Sep 21, 13:51

    The “five-second rule” many of us use to feel better ourselves after eating food that fell on the floor has been debunked, reports CBS New York. Researchers at Rutgers University say they’ve “disproven” the notion that it’s OK to eat food that’s fallen on the floor, as long as you do it within within five seconds. Donald Schaffner, a professor […]

  • US/World

    Help rushed to Russian scientists trapped by polar bears

    by CBS News on Sep 14, 10:03

    LONDON — A team of Russian scientists who had been trapped in their remote Arctic weather station by a bunch of hungry polar bears lurking outside has been sent a new supply of bear-scaring flares, and a dog to replace the one the bears ate. Russian news agency TASS reported Thursday that the team, which includes two […]

  • Business/Economy

    U.S. credit card balances may soon top $1 trillion

    by CBS News on Sep 14, 9:18

    Are American consumers supremely confident or financially foolish? Credit card balances may top $1 trillion for the first time since 2008, which would be a net increase of about $80 billion for 2016. That’s a trend personal finance site WalletHub calls “very ominous.” Indeed, consumers added a record $34.4 billion in credit card debt in 2016’s second quarter alone, the second-largest increase for that […]

  • Outdoors

    Study: One-tenth of Earth’s wilderness lost since the 1990s

    by CBS News on Sep 12, 8:35

    It’s a bleak revelation — a new study reveals that about a tenth of the Earth’s wilderness has been lost since the 1990s. Over the last 20 years, a total area half the size of the Amazon and twice the size of Alaska has been depleted. The researchers behind the study, published in the journal Current Biology, say they hope that […]

  • Sports

    The football injuries most likely to take down an NFL player’s career

    by CBS News on Sep 09, 15:26

    When the NFL season kicked off Thursday night with a rematch between last year’s Super Bowl teams, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, football fans were focusing on which franchise would claim victory this time around. (Spoiler alert: The Broncos won again.) But fears of career-ending injuries lurk in the back of the minds of professional football players every time they take […]

  • US/World

    North Korea angers world with nuclear test, even its friends

    by CBS News on Sep 09, 6:57

    Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 10:17 AM EDT BEIJING — The United Nations Security Council has announced an emergency meeting after North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear test over night. The country claims it’s now able to arm its ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads, and while that’s likely still an ambition, the test is raising serious concerns. A 5.3-magnitude […]