China targets factory output growth of around 9.5% in 2014

BEIJING (Reuters) – China aims for around 9.5 pct annual growth in industrial output in 2014, the industry ministry said on Tuesday, supporting the view that Beijing may stick with its target for economic growth of 7.5 percent this year. Mao Weiming, a vice-minister of Industry and Information Technology, sounded upbeat about the outlook for […]

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It’s Hot Springs Vs. Ski Slopes In Colorado Insurance Battle

The county with the highest health insurance premiums in the country is drafting a lawsuit against Colorado, saying the state’s approval of the rates violates anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act. Garfield County Attorney Frank Hutfless says county commissioners told him “to prepare a lawsuit to be filed against the state, and particularly the department of […]

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DNC Chief: Republican Focus on Hillary, Bill & Monica Part of ‘War on Women’

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.) (AP photo/Charles Dharapak) (CNSNews.com) — Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said news stories about Hillary Clinton’s reaction to Bill Clinton’s affair with intern Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s, when he was president, are “offensive” and added that the  Republican focus on the Clintons’ “personal, private family […]

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White House Already Highlighting Obama’s 2014 Executive Actions

Screenshot from whitehouse.gov 2/17/14 (CNSNews.com) – The White House is recognizing its “Year of Action” by currently featuring a video on its official website that showcases President Obama’s executive actions during the first two months of 2014. “America doesn’t stand still and neither will I,” the president says at the beginning of the video posted […]

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Kerry Welcomes New Lebanese Gov’t, Which Includes Hezbollah

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah meets with Syrian President Bashar Assad, a close ally, in February 2010. (AP Photo/SANA, File) (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government that breaks a 10-month political deadlock in the country – even though members of the Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah are […]

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Libraries Serve As Health Insurance Info Hubs

continued… “So we know people are going to the library and we want to make sure librarians know about community resources and web sites that they need to give them accurate information,” says Mamie Bittner, director of government affairs for IMLS, who was in Philadelphia for the conference.  As the Newbery and Caldecott awards excitement was […]

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Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart

Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Every Valentine’s Day, heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates fly off the shelves as couples express their love for each other, but a new study suggests that a supportive spouse may be the real key to […]

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Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease

Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older women who had their ovaries removed before menopause are at increased risk for bone loss and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 222 healthy postmenopausal women in the Los Angeles […]

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Peugeot family to vote on carmaker’s future on Monday

By Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) – The Peugeot family, the largest shareholder in PSA Peugeot Citroen (UG.PA), will meet on Monday to decide whether to give its blessing to two deals aimed at securing the French carmaker’s future, a source close to the matter said. The family’s consent is needed so PSA can announce, alongside […]

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Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds

Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you want to avoid the very worst of the flu, get a flu shot. That simple message is hammered home in a new study from Duke University Medical Center that found virtually all of the people […]

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Foreign banks bracing for tough U.S. Fed capital rules

By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Overseas banks look set to win only minor concessions when the Federal Reserve signs off on new capital rules next week, as they become increasingly resigned to the fact that the cost of doing business in the United States will go up. The Fed, whose board of governors meets […]

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