Health reforms penalize some Indians
When Liz DeRouen needs any kind of health care services, from diabetes counseling to a dental cleaning, she checks into a government-funded clinic in Northern California’s wine country that covers all her medical needs.
Study: OKPOP Museum would have near $18M impact
A new study estimates that the proposed Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture in downtown Tulsa would have a nearly $18 million impact in its first year of operation.
Stock prices trade flat as manufacturing softens
A report of slowing manufacturing is getting the stock market off to weak start Wednesday.
News that Europe’s economic slump dragged France into a recession also weighed on markets.
Arctic states open council to China, India, Korea
Arctic states agreed Wednesday to let nations that are located nowhere near the Earth’s north to become observers to their diplomatic council, boosting rising superpowers China, India and South Korea that are seeking to mine the region for its untapped energy and other natural resources.
Geneva auction sells nearly $5M of actress’ jewels
A diamond jewelry collection belonging to Italian screen actress Gina Lollobrigida fetched $4.9 million at auction, some of which she plans to donate to stem cell research, Sotheby’s said Wednesday.
89 charged in Medicare fraud busts in 8 cities
Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that collectively billed the taxpayer-funded program for roughly $223 million in bogus charges in a massive bust spanning eight cities, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Missouri unemployment rate declines in April
Missouri officials say the state’s unemployment rate edged one-tenth of a point lower to 6.6 percent in April while payrolls increased by roughly 12,000 jobs.
CBO estimates 2013 deficit at $642 billion
The budget deficit for the current year is projected to come in well below what was estimated just a few months ago, according to a government study released Tuesday.
Report says more woes for Appalachian coal mining
Hard times are expected to continue in the Appalachian region that was once the heart of the nation’s coal production, according to a new report.
Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads
The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
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