If you think those shopper loyalty cards weighing down your wallet or key chain are only good for special discounts, you've overlooked a completely different sort of potential benefit.Those colorful bits of bar-coded plastic also give stores a way to track your purchases that can help federal invest
There's only one thing that seems pretty clear about the constitutionality of the provision of the health law that requires most individuals to either have insurance or pay a penalty starting in the year 2014: The final say is likely to come from the Supreme Court.But that's not likely to happen for
Veteran food reporter Marian Burros asked the question that was on a lot of peoples' minds today when USDA unveiled its revised nutrition guidelines: Why don't they just say steer clear of red meat?Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack gave this guarded answer:"The guidelines do mention the need for mor
Here's something you don't see every day from a food company: A spirited defense of its products using a spoof of a Saturday morning superhero cartoon.Can you resist rooting for the Super Delicious Ingredient Force in its quest to defeat Baron von Bland?Read MoreThe push comes in response to a class
The health care battles didn't end for doctors with the passage of the federal health law last year, and their lobbying shows it.The American Medical Association was the biggest spender for lobbying operations among health care groups last year.
The State of the Union speech Tuesday night stirred up a lot of talk about the growing federal deficit and how it may weigh on America's future.But the nation is already paying a price for a health debt of sorts.