A little-noticed proposal in President Barack Obama's $4 trillion budget would eliminate the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which has been the subject of an Associated Press investigation into its overseas loans, and merge it for efficiency with five other federal business and trade agencies.
The increasingly-confusing split between strong job growth and weak wage growth will once again be front and center Friday when the January jobs report is released.
France said on Wednesday the first trials of a drug to treat Ebola in Guinea had been encouraging and appeared to accelerate the recovery process of patients, President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement.
Sports medicine experts say physical activity guidelines for kids should address the best types of exercise, not just the duration.
Romeo Doe, a 29-year-old tailor who survived Ebola in Liberia, is struggling to cope with the impact of a disease that killed seven members of his family and now threatens his livelihood.
A top Republican senator accused the Health and Human Services secretary of being "contemptuous" of Congress on Wednesday by sidestepping questions about Obama administration preparations for a Supreme Court challenge to President Obama's health care law.
Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Dow Chemical Co. fell $.71 or 1.5 percent, to $46.18.
Shares of some top homebuilders companies are up at 1 p.m.: DR Horton rose $.59 or 2.3 percent, to $26.00.
Shares of some top banks companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Bank of America Corp. rose $.03 or .2 percent, to $15.92.
Shares of some top insurance companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: ACE L rose $.34 or .3 percent, to $111.35.
Shares of some top silver companies are up at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.03 or .9 percent, to $3.33.
Shares of some top railroad companies are down at 1 p.m.: CSX fell $.16 or .5 percent, to $34.50.
Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.27 or 1.1 percent, to $24.20.
Shares of some top education companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Apollo Group fell $.45 or 1.7 percent, to $26.36.
Shares of some top drug benefits companies are up at 1 p.m.: CVS Health Corp. rose $.54 or .5 percent, to $100.67.
Psychiatric disorders are widely perceived to be distinct, but new research indicates patients show similar gray-matter loss, which suggests that conditions like schizophrenia and depression have more in common than previously thought.