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  • Too much sitting linked to heart attack and stroke

    Here's news you shouldn't take sitting down: The more time you spend sitting each day, the greater your risk of heart disease. A new study suggests that people who sit for 10 or more hours a day are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than...
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington enters takeover deal

    Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington enters takeover deal
    In a surprise announcement, the financially troubled Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington has entered into an agreement to be taken over by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. The deal, announced on Wednesday, would mark the...
  • Millions of Americans lack basic financial literacy, studies show

    Guess how many Americans correctly answered this basic financial question: Is the stock of a single company usually safer than a mutual fund? A) 100% B) 80% C) 60% D) None of the above. The right answer is D. Barely 1 in 2 people knew that a single...
  • Kids and Money: Community college program gives top students a boost

    Enrolling in a community college has always been a favorable way for students to combat the rising cost of education. But a program expanding nationally this year could make the potential payoff even better. American Honors is an innovative, two-year-old...
  • H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009

    H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009
    The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
  • USC absorbs Pasadena's Pacific Asia Museum in friendly takeover

    USC absorbs Pasadena's Pacific Asia Museum in friendly takeover
    USC is taking over the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, bringing more than 15,000 works of Asian art dating from ancient times to today under the university's control, along with the nearly 90-year-old replica of a Chinese palace that houses the museum....
  • JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot

     JPMorgan's Dimon put in a rough spot
    Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe. But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
  • Markets, analysts disappointed by results of China plenum

    Markets, analysts disappointed by results of China plenum
    BEIJING -- Financial markets, economists and even one amateur limerick writer gave the thumbs down to the new Chinese Communist Party leadership’s long-awaited platform on economic reform. Although a communiqué issued Tuesday night at the close of...
  • PASSINGS: John Palmer

    John Palmer, 77, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington during a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday at George Washington University Hospital of pulmonary fibrosis, according to his wife, Nancy. Palmer worked for NBC...
  • Chemicals in the crib

    Chemicals in the crib
    Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member...
  • Ex buys kids too many toys

    Ex buys kids too many toys
    Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors To the kids, I would explain that while new toys are great, since they live with me, I buy them things that are also great and needed: food, home, clothes, medicine, etc. To the ex, I would discuss...
  • Cell phone messages may help smokers quit

    Cell phone messages may help smokers quit
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Text and video messages designed to help people quit smoking nearly doubled the success rate for attempted quitters, compared to people who didn't have such assistance, in a new review of several studies. Researchers found...