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  • More tablets to be sold than PCs in 2015, report says

    Don't be surprised if you start to see more people with tablets than laptops -- a report Monday said tablet shipments will exceed PCs by 2015.  Gartner said worldwide tablet shipments -- meaning units sold from manufacturers to retailers -- will climb...
  • Maryland to begin check of Medicaid rolls again

    Maryland to begin check of Medicaid rolls again
    Maryland officials are poised to again review their Medicaid rolls for those who no longer qualify. The state ceased such reviews for six months as it worked to open the new online marketplace for people to buy public and private insurance plans and...
  • Pennsylvania alcohol prices competitive with some surrounding states, review finds

    Supporters of liquor sale privatization take as a given that getting rid of the state monopoly will lead to cheaper alcohol. But a comparison between Pennsylvania prices and those states bordering Western Pennsylvania shows that the Liquor Control Board...
  • California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases

     California minimum wage up; policymakers push for further increases
    California's low-wage workers now have a little more money to pay their rent, see a doctor or hold an occasional backyard barbecue, now that the Fourth of July has come and gone. The state's minimum wage rose one dollar Tuesday to $9 an hour. The...
  • Transparency in medical ratings improves care for all patients

    Whether you're buying a home, deciding where you'd like to go to dinner, or selecting a doctor — information is key. That's certainly what we believe as medical professionals and what we believe collectively here at Orlando Health. Over the years,...
  • 'The Northeast Wants To Be A Forest'

    'The Northeast Wants To Be A Forest'
    In the years just before the Civil War, the Connecticut landscape was radically different than it is today. It was an open, agrarian landscape, a patchwork of farms with few mature trees. A farm woodlot often was little more than a cluster of young,...
  • Cheese Wars: Connecticut's Cheese Makers Are On The Front Lines

    Cheese Wars: Connecticut's Cheese Makers Are On The Front Lines
    — Elizabeth Gillman stood in Cato Corner Farm's calf barn one recent weekend morning, white-haired and clad in old blue jeans and a baggy shirt, and she had more on her mind than routine worries about cattle feed prices and the weather. These days,...
  • Consumer Reports: surprising facts about common drugs

    Thanks to those nonstop TV ads for drugs, you know that they can come with some weird side effects, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. But based on the questions that ShopSmart's sister site CRBestBuyDrugs.org...
  • Supplemental healthcare policies may relieve some worries

    Supplemental healthcare policies may relieve some worries
    Nicholas Lazzarini has a pretty good health insurance policy. But as a self-employed dancer, he says he worries about becoming sick or injured and incurring extra costs. "Unless you're on a TV show, you don't have coverage," says the 29-year-old from...
  • Check It Out: Need answers at 1 a.m.? We've got 'em

    Summer is a busy time. People seem to always be on the go. That can be challenging to avid readers and seekers of information. It's not always convenient to stop by the library to find something new to read or the answers required for a special project....
  • Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency

    Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency
    First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough. As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...