Disappointing Fox film unit crimps earnings at Rupert Murdoch's company
LOS ANGELES -- Despite a boost from Cookie and Lucious, Rupert Murdoch's empire, 21st Century Fox, failed to hit the fiscal second-quarter revenue notes that Wall Street had hoped to hear.
The Fox broadcast network delivered a strong performance ...Read More
Many factors play into increased heart disease risk for those with ...
Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it true that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of heart disease? How are the two conditions related? Is there a way to lower the risk?
A: Studies have shown that if you have rheumatoid arthritis, your risk ...Read More
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox leader to hold historic meeting in Cuba
MIAMI -- In the first meeting ever between a pope and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow will sit face to face next week in Havana.
The meeting is scheduled next Friday at Havana's Jose Marti ...Read More
Social Security Q&A: When will Medicare coverage begin if I retire at ...
Q: If I retire and start getting Social Security retirement benefits at age 62, will my Medicare coverage begin then too?
A: No. Medicare benefits based on retirement do not begin until a person is age 65. If you retire at age 62, you may be able...Read More
My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets
Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More
Federal regulator expands investigation into Fiat Chrysler gear shifters
DETROIT -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding and upgrading its investigation into electronic gear shifters on more than 856,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles.
At issue is an electronic gear shifter used to put ...Read More
The Mortgage Professor: Down payment insurance: Does it make sense?
Investment in a home is often the largest investment a consumer will ever make, so any measures to reduce the risk deserve careful attention. The big risk is that a major house price decline will wipe out the owners' equity, leaving them owing ...Read More
On Gardening: Sundiascia, snapdragon kin, striking in both the landscape...
Snapdragon relatives like diascia and nemesia, still seem to be unfamiliar names to the gardeners I speak to even though they have been around for 15 or more years. It seems gardeners are willing to grow snaps but still aren't sure about the ...Read More
Raising screen-free kids: If 2 hours a day is the norm, some parents say...
For Katie Silberman, the turning point came when a house painter accidentally ripped out the TV cables.
Silberman and her husband, never big TV fans, had fallen into the habit of letting their sons, Lincoln, then 7, and Haven, 4, watch television...Read More
Science & Technology
Scientists locate the part of the brain that controls sighs
Your life depends on your ability to sigh.
Yes, we sigh when we're exhausted or stressed -- and when the weight of the world feels like too much to bear -- but it turns out that sighing is also an essential life-sustaining reflex that is ...Read More
Obama will seek to double budgets for Wall Street regulators
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will ask Congress to double funding for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over the next five years, bolstering two financial regulators that the White ...Read More