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Health Care

  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    | 07/30/14 05:02 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. The 420-5 vote sends the bill to the...
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  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    | 07/30/14 04:32 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including requiring patients to meet 25 criteria...
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  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    | 07/30/14 03:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators...
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Economy

  • Stocks flatten out after Fed delivers no surprises

    | 07/30/14 04:39 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — A cheerful report on the U.S. economy, rising profits and no surprises from the Federal Reserve left the stock market nearly where it started on Wednesday. The news was nearly all...
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  • Stocks end mixed after Fed delivers no surprises

    | 07/30/14 04:15 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing mixed after the Federal Reserve said the economy was strengthening enough for the central bank to continue cutting its stimulus. Bond yields rose Wednesday...
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  • A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

    | 07/30/14 02:44 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the...
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