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  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Weigh pros and cons of 2 new diet drugs

     Weigh pros and cons of 2 new diet drugs
    Weight-loss drugs have so far been a complete bust. But they may be verging on a comeback, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved two new prescription diet pills for the first time in more than a decade. Both weight-loss medications...
  • Field has mulled selling artifacts

    Field has mulled selling artifacts
    When the Field Museum sold more than 30 works of 19th-century Western art for millions of dollars in 2004, it eased controversy by announcing plans to spend the proceeds on new artifacts and by holding on to four of the best paintings from the collection....
  • Evidence points toward solving evolutionary 'missing link'

    Evidence points toward solving evolutionary 'missing link'
    With long arms, high shoulder blades and powerful fingers, the ancient creatures were built for climbing trees. But they also had long lower limbs, flat feet and a flexible lumbar spine that gave them a distinct evolutionary edge: They could cover long...
  • 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...
  • Treating frailty for what it is — a medical condition

    Treating frailty for what it is — a medical condition
    As a medical resident 30 years ago, Ava Kaufman remembers puzzling over some of the elderly patients who came to the primary-care practice at George Washington University Hospital. They weren't really ill, at least not with any identifiable diseases....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Docs have trouble meeting electronic record goals

    Docs have trouble meeting electronic record goals
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the U.S. government offering hefty financial incentives to doctors for using electronic records to assess the care they provide, a new study says few doctors met the program's criteria last year. Researchers found that...