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New York Is Abuzz About Rats, Fleas and Plague
Two scientific surveys of New York City's seamy side have turned up enough evidence of past and present pests to kick a hypochondriac into high gear.
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The Next Ebola Zone: Report Finds 28 High-Risk Countries
Where else could an epidemic of Ebola or some other disease come? Try Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan or Niger.
SHANNON STAPLETON / Reuters
Nasdaq Closes Above 5,000 for First Time Since 2000
The last time the tech-laden Nasdaq stock index hit 5,000, Bill Clinton occupied the White House.
BRENDAN MCDERMID / Reuters
This February Was the Coldest Month Ever in Northeast
In some places in the Northeast, it has never been colder in any month.
Google Unveils Plans for Futuristic New Headquarters
Google's design presents a bucolic vision of movable structures to be built under curving and translucent canopies.
Before Google Search There Was the Library
A library uncovers decades-old index cards with varying questions from patrons.
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Winter of Discontent: Americans Sour on Retailers
A lot of the decline in satisfaction is due to higher prices.
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'Build Gold Mountains': N. Korea Releases Odd Propaganda
North Korea is calling on its people to "build a fairyland for the people by dint of science" in new propaganda slogans published Thursday.
Connie Zhou / AP file
Year of the Hack? A Billion Records Compromised in 2014
Over a billion personal data records were compromised by cyberattacks in 2014, a new report has revealed, driven by high-profile breaches.
In the CEO Battle of the Sexes, Women Are Winning
If activist investors are picking on women CEOs, they might want to look elsewhere to start a fight.
ARND WIEGMANN / Reuters
This Country Is Tops for Retirement Security
If you are feeling secure about your retirement, congratulations. You're a relative novelty—at least in the U.S.
School Letter Saying Girl is Overweight Angers Mom
The letter, sent from a Florida elementary school nurse, said that the girl's BMI could be detrimental to her "health and academic performance."
THOMAS PETER / Reuters
World's Safest Cities? Top Three Are in Asia
Timothy McGrath, GlobalPost
The Economist Intelligence Unit released its top-50 list of the world's safest cities. The top three this year are all in Asia.
KIM KYUNG-HOON / Reuters
Schoolgirl Sex Scandal Rocks China
Robert Foyle Hunwick, GlobalPost
China's latest bribery and sex scandals involve schoolgirls and Chinese officials.
College Sends Fitness Email Only to Overweight Students
Bryn Mawr College, a school with fewer than 2,000 students, sent an email to students offering a program for students with an "elevated" BMIs.
JIM BOURG / Reuters
Uncle Sam Gets Low Marks for Service from Taxpayers
Federal agencies don't provide the level of customer service they used to and taxpayers aren't happy about that.
CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters
How the White House Could Protect Itself from Drones
The Secret Service discovered a drone inside the White House grounds early Monday morning after it had landed in a tree.
Brendan McDermid / Reuters
Stocks Fall For 5th Straight Day, But Jobs Are Up
Kate Gibson, CNBC
Thursday was another volatile day in the markets as oil fell, banks missed, and jobs were higher than expected.
Pascal Lauener / Reuters
Why Yahoo Investors Are Spooked
Yahoo investors are getting the jitters as they wait for CEO Marissa Mayer to unveil her next strategic turn.
FDA Approves Pacemaker for Controlling Appetite
Federal health officials approved a new obesity device Wednesday that controls appetite with electrical pulses.
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Mapping Out America's Issues
Where does your state stand on five key issues - gay marriage, weed, minimum wage, guns, abortion laws - and what does that say about U.S. politics?
Richard Drew / AP
Wall Street Chalks Up Fifth Straight Day of Losses
Investors are wondering when oil prices are going to hit bottom.
CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters
Happy New Year? Dow Ends Down More Than 300 Points
Energy companies led the equity markets lower as the price of oil drops further.
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Whole Grains Help You Live Longer, Study Finds
Everyone knows whole grains are better for you than sticky, processed white flour or rice. But how much better?
GUILLERMO GRANJA / Reuters
World's Best Country to Retire Is ... Ecuador???
Ecuador may rank 65th on The Economist's quality-of-life scale, but it came out tops this year in another index.
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