The Consumer Electronics Show is the tech industry's annual electronics showcase in Las Vegas, where companies are showing off their latest-and-greatest gadgets like Internet-connected toothbrushes (ideal for hygiene-concerned helicopter parents) and cars that come equipped with a 4G cell connection.
Janet Yellen, 67, will become the first woman to serve as America's banking chief, heading an institution that was established in 1913.
The Social Security Administration has long kept track of deaths so it can stop checks when recipients die. And while researchers have used the file for years, fraudsters have, too. So Congress is limiting access to the data — and that has everyone from bankers to genealogists concerned.
Health care costs grew at 3.7 percent in 2012, the fourth year of a trend of smaller annual increases. The Obama administration says that the Affordable Care Act is a factor. But the actuaries who wrote the report beg to differ, saying the recession is a more likely cause.
Their embrace of the issue, which includes minimum wage and unemployment insurance legislation, has drawn push back from the GOP. Republicans say the efforts are politically motivated and designed to distract from problems with the health care law.
Even before family health issues arose, Cheney's campaign appeared to face dim prospects in the Wyoming GOP primary against Sen. Mike Enzi. One lesson from her now-ended bid: A famous political name only gets you so far.
“January is always the busiest month for us,” says Robby Huang, co-owner of Revel Fitness, a Zumba studio in Carmel, Ind. “We find a lot of people make New Year’s resolutions and they really stick to them really well.”
The influx in customers doesn’t make it harder to fit clients in at Revel Fitness because they don’t use equipment. Huang says the classes just get bigger. Their busy season tends to last through March and April.
One damper on this year’s January boom for Huang? The snow storm that’s shut down much of the Midwest. Revel studio is closed today but Huang hopes to be open again soon.
Medicare spends about $20 billion each year on implanted medical devices. Nearly half of the total goes for orthopedic surgery. Yet doctors who were surveyed about implant prices could only accurately estimate the prices about one-fifth of the time.