Monthly Archives: March 2015

Alabama Lawmaker Drops Bid to Repeal Law Named for His Dead Patient by REUTERS


An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker said on Tuesday he was abandoning his push to overturn a law requiring insurers to pay for post-pregnancy hospital stays that was inspired by and named after a former patient of his who died days after giving birth.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 03:55PM

from NYT U.S.


Wall St. Drops but S&P, Nasdaq Register Quarterly Gains by REUTERS


U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as energy and healthcare shares retreated, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their ninth straight quarterly advance.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 03:26AM

from NYT Business Day

Comcast to Form $4 Billion Investment Arm With CFO at Helm by REUTERS


Comcast Corp Chief Financial Officer Michael Angelakis will leave his position to head a new investment arm with up to $4.1 billion to invest in growth-oriented companies, Comcast said on Tuesday.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 04:00AM

from NYT Business Day

Congress, Obama Head for Iran Showdown, Regardless of Talks Outcome by REUTERS


U.S. Republicans will push ahead with legislation reflecting their deep mistrust of a nuclear deal with Iran whatever the outcome of talks between Tehran and major powers in Switzerland, setting up further confrontation with President Barack Obama.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 11:50AM

from NYT Business Day

Indiana Governor Vows to ‘Fix’ Law Assailed for Curbing Gay Rights by REUTERS


Indiana’s Republican Governor Mike Pence, responding to national outrage over the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, said on Tuesday he will “fix” it to make clear businesses cannot use the law to deny services to same-sex couples.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 05:04AM

from NYT U.S.

The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records by STEVE LOHR


There is evidence that letting patients see their medical files helps them take better care of themselves, but the medical establishment still resists sharing the data.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 08:00PM

from NYT Technology

Spain to Reinstate Primary Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants by REUTERS


Illegal immigrants in Spain will once again be able to get free primary healthcare at doctors’ surgeries, the government said on Tuesday, doing a U-turn on an unpopular policy in a busy election year.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 07:50AM

from NYT World