USDA: No soda, candy for school snacks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling unhealthy snacks. The 160-page regulation from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would enact more…

Critics: Contraception-mandate revisions 'inadequate'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) Conservative and religious groups panned the Obama administration's long-awaited "accommodation" meant to spare religious-affiliated groups from the so-called contraceptive mandate, calling a proposal unveiled Friday "radically more…

Medical-device company rocked by layoffs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (COMMERCIAL APPEAL) Smith & Nephew has laid off nearly 100 employees across its units in Tennessee and Massachusetts, the company said Thursday. The company's Orthopaedic Reconstruction unit is more…

Burger King admits serving horse meat

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) Burger King has tonight admitted that it has been selling burgers and Whoppers containing horsemeat despite two weeks of denials. The fast food chain, which more…

Some families to be priced out of health overhaul

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday more…

Ex-'gay' warns Scouts: 'Boys imitate leaders'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By Michael F. Haverluck Just as details emerged of growing financial and political pressure on the Boy Scouts to reverse a century-old and Supreme Court-approved policy barring homosexuals, more…