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Study Shows Spike in Illnesses When Sleep Suffers

Sep 2
A new study finds people who get less than six hours or less sleep each night are four times more likely to catch the common cold.

US Home Sales Soar in July to Fastest Pace Since Early 2007

By Josh Boak | Aug 22
Americans stepped up their home-buying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years.

How Your Eyes Can Reveal Potential Health Problems

Aug 10
Some 61 million adults in this country are at risk for vision loss, but only half saw an eye doctor in the last year.

Average US Vehicle Age Hits Record 11.5 Years

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 10
The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.

IBM Makes $1B Buy to Boost Watson's Health Care Capabilities

Aug 8
IBM says it will pay $1 billion to acquire medical imaging and software company Merge Healthcare, part of an effort to boost the health care capabilities of Watson, its cognitive computing system.

Tax Filing Problems Could Jeopardize Health Law Aid for 1.8M

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 7
About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year.

Lawsuit Accuses CVS of Overcharging for Generic Drugs

By Sudhin Thanawala | Aug 3
CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco.

More U.S. Teens Using 'Morning After Pill'

Jul 31
A report from the federal government indicates teen usage of the "morning after pill" has increased dramatically.

What's in the 6-Year Senate Transportation Bill

By Joan Lowy | Jul 30
The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall.

US Agency Denies Request for Fiat Chrysler Investigation

By Tom Krisher | Jul 30
U.S. auto safety regulators have rejected a request from an advocacy group to investigate power system failures in almost 5 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles that potentially could cause stalling and other problems.

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