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Cat stuck in peanut butter jar dies – but not before surprise delivery

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A stray cat found earlier this week with its head stuck in a peanut butter jar has been euthanized, but not before giving birth to a litter of kittens. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that the cat, named Skippy by San Jacinto shelter workers, gave birth Tuesday to four kittens: Peanut, Butter, Jelly […]
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GOP health care bill: Why some Republicans are opposing it

House Republican leaders are putting their health care bill to a vote Thursday evening, but it is at this point not evident that they have the votes they’ll need to pass the bill. They can lose up to 22 members, assuming that no Democrats will support the bill. Here’s the most current count of the […]
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Views of the health care bill: What’s driving support and opposition?

Many Republicans are adopting a wait-and-see approach to their party’s proposed health care bill, while most Democrats oppose it.  Together that gives the current bill 12 percent support nationwide, with almost four times as many — 47 percent — saying it is too soon to say.  The House Republicans voting “no” on the health care […]
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Should hedge funds be open to average investors?

Those who earn less than $200,000 a year — that’s most people — face a barrier when it comes to the kinds of investments they can make. Acting Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Michael Piwowar wants to tear it down. Piwowar is targeting the SEC’s Regulation D, which divides investors into two categories: those […]
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FTC: Occupational licenses are out of control

Maureen K. Ohlhausen, the new acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission, thinks it’s high time that the FTC start giving more than lip service to its traditional mandate of fostering economic liberty. And the first item in her crosshairs is the burgeoning growth in occupational licenses. Over the past several decades, licensing requirements have […]
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Would the GOP health care plan increase out-of-pocket costs?

With House lawmakers set to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday, some experts warn that the bill would significantly raise consumers’ health care costs.  How much more? The average deductible for people with private insurance would increase an estimated $1,500, according to Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family […]
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Can Sears survive? Some experts are skeptical

In 2004, billionaire Edward Lampert thought he was creating a retail powerhouse. He arranged Kmart Holdings’ $11 billion acquisition of Sears Roebuck in hopes of building a low-cost rival to big-box chains such as Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT) that were dominating the retail landscape then and continue to do so today. At the time, […]
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New studies may make it easier to choose prostate cancer treatment

CHICAGO — Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose, but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier. The research bolsters evidence that sexual problems and urinary incontinence are more common after surgery than after radiation or “watchful waiting” without treatment. But it […]
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Surgery for baby born with two extra legs

March 21, 2017, 6:45 PM| A baby girl born with two spines and four legs is recovering from life-changing surgery at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Illinois. CBS News’ Don Champion has the story. Caution: some images may be disturbing.
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GOP health plan prompts concern at community health centers

March 21, 2017, 6:38 PM| More than 24 million people received health care from community health centers in 2015. Now that changes to Obamacare are under consideration, doctors and patients are growing concerned about the future of those centers. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.