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Pricey Drugs Overwhelm Medicare Safeguard

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 27
A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show.

ABLE Accounts Help People with Disabilities Save

By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Jul 26
A new type of savings account is on the scene, designed specifically for people with disabilities: ABLE accounts.

Astronaut John Glenn's Historic Flight Plan Sold for $67K

By Julie Carr Smyth | Jul 25
Nate D. Sanders Auctions says the instructions used by Glenn as he became the first American to orbit Earth sold in Los Angeles on Thursday for $66,993. There were eight bids.

Ask Brianna: How Should I Spend My First Full-Time Paycheck?

By Brianna McGurran | Jul 23
"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans - all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college.

Lap Dance Proceeds Will Support West Virginia Flood Relief

Jul 22
The Blue Parrot Cabaret club in Morgantown is offering the lap dances for charity from Wednesday through Saturday. The club plans to donate portions of the proceeds for flood relief efforts in hard-hit southern West Virginia.

Why Do Republicans Say the Sky is Falling? Is It?

By Bill Barrow | Jul 21
The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place, wrenched by economic uncertainty, social upheaval, political dysfunction, violent streets and existential threats. But how true is this picture?

California Couple Claims Prize in Record Powerball Jackpot

By Amy Taxin | Jul 21
While Californians have mused for months about the mystery buyer of a Powerball ticket worth $528.8 million, the couple holding the lucky numbers was busy lining up lawyers and financial advisers.

To Some, Trump Is A Desperate Survival Bid

By Claire Galofaro | Jul 20
Nowhere has the plummet of the white working class been as merciless as in central Appalachia, and nowhere have desperation and boiling resentment been on such glaring display.

Eight Years After Hope and Change, Voters Are Angry, Anxious

By Julie Pace | Jul 20
Trump and Clinton will each try to paint a rosy picture of life under their leadership during their back-to-back conventions, but it seems unlikely either can quickly shake Americans out of their bad mood.

123,000 Venezuelans Cross Border Shopping for Scarce Food

By Hannah Dreier | Jul 19
More than 100,000 Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed into Colombia over the weekend to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home.

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