April 5, 2013 |
The former Kate Middleton is getting a tad more specific about her due date. Attending an event with husband Prince William for the Quarriers Stopover Project in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, revealed the detail to reporters. "It's around mid-July, but apparently babies have their own agenda," she joked. The palace previously said that the baby was due in July, when it originally announced that the duchess was pregnant last December. PHOTOS: Kate Middleton through the years The British royals are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn when they are in Scotland and the countess-duchess often pays tribute by wearing a bit of tartan, the Daily Mail said . She wore a checkered gray and blue coat with silver buttons during a leg of the visit and the next day sported a tartan scarf with a bright red coat.
October 31, 2012 |
California's health insurance exchange said more than 30 plans are expected to vie with one another for spots in the state-run marketplace opening next fall. State officials, and those in other states, are eager to flex their purchasing power under the federal healthcare law by selecting only certain individual and small-business health plans for 19 different regions across California. The exchange, branded Tuesday as Covered California, will negotiate with insurers for the best rates and will assist consumers and small businesses in choosing a plan by separating them into five categories based on cost and level of benefits.
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May 7, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court gave local governments the power Monday to zone medical marijuana dispensaries out of existence, a decision that upholds bans in about 200 cities but does little to solve Los Angeles' years-long struggle to regulate hundreds of storefront pot outlets. The unanimous decision provided clarity for cities and counties that want to rid themselves of the dispensaries, which sprouted up statewide after a 1996 voter-approved measure that sought to authorize medical marijuana but lacked specifics in how it would be regulated.
March 22, 2013 |
Don't worry, baby boomers, Chevrolet hasn't forgotten about you. GM's everyman brand has in recent years launched one impressive small car after another. The compact Cruze, subcompact Sonic and tiny Spark have all done well for the company, both in terms of sales and in capturing younger buyers. Photos: First drive of 2014 Chevy Impala Now Chevy brings us the all-new 2014 Impala, a full-size, front-wheel-drive sedan. The Impala is aimed at competitors such as the Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Azera, both of which were recently overhauled.
January 28, 2013 |
The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of which helps librarians bring excellent books to the attention of young readers and their parents. The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to "This Is Not My Hat," written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
March 28, 2013 |
Shelby American, the brand behind fire-breathing Ford Mustang models like the Super Snake and the GT350, announced Thursday at the 2013 New York Auto Show a 1,200-horsepower Shelby 1000 S/C. The company also announced it's getting into the truck business. Or, rather, back into the truck business. The Nevada-based company unveiled the Shelby Raptor, a supercharged version of the already-mean Ford F-150 SVT Raptor that Highway 1 tested in 2011 . This isn't the first time a truck has been sold with the Shelby name on it; the company sold a 175-horsepower Shelby Dakota truck in 1989.
January 27, 2013 |
Here are some suggestions from experts for small businesses deciding whether to offer employee health insurance in 2014: 1. Consider the nature of your business. Small companies made up primarily of owners - such as physician and dentist offices and architectural and CPA firms - are likely to find that it makes financial sense to provide employee insurance, healthcare consultant Robert Laszewski says. "I expect they'll continue to offer insurance through the group model because that's the way to get tax-deductible health insurance.
April 4, 2010 |
Dear Liz: I went to a very expensive art school at 17 and my education was funded totally by loans. I take full responsibility for what I owe, but because I had to defer payments a number of times throughout the years I now owe about $73,000 and I don't know how I will ever get out from under this debt. I am a 38-year-old mom at this point with two small kids and I am saving for their education. There are programs to help young, single people but nothing for people like me, and it is frustrating.
May 11, 2013 |
Bob Bradley wasn't looking for an adventure as much as he was looking for a job after being fired as coach of the U.S. soccer team two years ago. But in Egypt he found both. When Bradley arrived in the fall of 2011 to take over Egypt's national soccer program, the country was teetering between revolution and rebellion. The Arab Spring uprising had already unseated longtime leader Hosni Mubarak, and five months after Bradley began work a deadly riot broke out at an Egyptian Premier League match, killing 74. It probably wasn't the best time to take any soccer job in Egypt.
February 27, 2012 |
Bonnie Addario didn't even know there was a word for what was happening to her. As if lung cancer weren't bad enough, the 54-year-old had lost 30 pounds off her normally 130-pound frame. Her life was limited to her husband's Barcalounger, where she had to recline because she lacked the strength to sit up straight. "It affected everything I did," says Addario, who is alive and well nine years later in San Carlos, Calif. "I literally could not get up and down the stairs. " There is a name for what Addario experienced: cachexia.