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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

Health & Spirit

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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

Senior Living

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

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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



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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