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UnitedHealth limits coverage for most common hysterectomies

UnitedHealth places sharp limits on coverage for laparoscopic or abdominal hysterectomies, following warnings from experts that it poses risks to patients.  More

This guy used a get-rich-quick scheme and got rich contest winner Eric Martin got 100,000 shares of the hot startup by signing up 8,000 people.  More

Zombie brands with a second life

Where you can still get an Ionic Breeze air freshener. The Sharper Image and five other bankrupt brands still walk among the living, sort of.  More

Cable news and social media go all in on #LlamaWatch

Two escaped llamas brought cable news and social media to a standstill on Thursday.  More

KFC tests edible coffee cups

KFC is testing 100% edible chocolate-lined coffee cups in the U.K.  More

Apple iPhone import ban sought by suit

Ericsson is trying to ban the iPhone and iPad as part of a patent lawsuit.  More

RadioShack to sell name with $20 million opening bid

The bankrupt company's name and trademarks will be sold separately from its thousands of physical stores.  More

Google allows porn on Blogger after backlash

Google says porn will continue to be allowed on Blogger after previously banning it.  More

Netflix hails net neutrality vote as 'win' for consumers

Netflix celebrates 3-2 vote by FCC in favor of new regulatory approach.  More

The New York Daily News exploring sale

One of New York's biggest newspapers may have a new owner soon.  More

ESPN writer rallies help in search for missing son

The son of writer Ivan Maisel has been missing since Sunday.  More

Now Starbucks is getting into TV and film

Starbucks' latest project involves a new media start-up that "will create and produce nonfiction, social-impact content," according to the new company's founder, award-winning journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran.  More

The Bill O'Reilly controversies: Where they stand

Bill O'Reilly has been faced with challenges to stories he has told about covering the Falklands War, investigating of the JFK assassination, and witnessing the murder of nuns in El Salvador.  More

The world wastes $400 billion in food every year

Over $400 billion worth of food is wasted by consumers each year, according to a new report by a U.K. nonprofit organization called WRAP.  More

Wanna fly LaGuardia to L.A. direct? Someday maybe you can

Rule restricting flights to and from LaGuardia Airport to 1,500 miles may be lifted, allowing New York's cross-country travelers to avoid JFK and Newark.  More

Nothing stops Frank Underwood ... or Netflix

Netflix is one of the hottest stocks of the year. Can the momentum continue now that "House of Cards" is about to return?  More

What does net neutrality mean for you?

The FCC is about to set rules on net neutrality. This is a long fight that isn't over. And nothing's really happening.  More

From street child in China to Intel mentor

Shu-Ling Garver, once a homeless child in Shanghai, rose to one of the top engineers at Intel. Now her entrepreneurial mission is to get kids excited about engineering.  More

One of America's oldest malls is closing

The Northland Center outside of Detroit was one of the first shopping malls built in the 1950s.  More

Apple to host 'special' event on March 9

Apple is likely going to unveil more details about the Apple Watch at its special event on March 9.  More

T.J. Maxx to hike minimum wage for workers

TJX Companies, which owners T.J. Maxx, Marshall's and Home Goods, says workers will get $9 an hour later this year, and $10 an hour by 2016.  More

California plastic bag ban delayed

The nation's first state-wide ban on plastic bags has been shelved for the next 20 months after opponents in the plastics industry succeeded in putting the law to a referendum.  More

FCC adopts historic Internet rules

The FCC has begun a historic meeting on how it will attempt to regulate the Internet. It's all about net neutrality.  More

Bill O'Reilly forced to clarify remarks about murdered nuns

For the second time in as many days, Media Matters released a report on another "apparent fabrication" by Bill O'Reilly.  More

Google learns how to beat you at Atari video games

Google's deep-Q network computer algorithm was able to beat Atari video games like a human.  More

Jon Stewart scoffs at Bill O'Reilly controversy

"Daily Show" Stewart scoffs at Bill O'Reilly's "war zone" controversy.  More

Latest challenge for Bill O'Reilly: His JFK story

Just as Bill O'Reilly was trying to move on from a dispute over his war stories, the Fox News host suddenly has more questions to answer.  More

Lynch applies for "I won't get fined" trademark

The famously media-shy player filed a trademark application last week for the phrase "I'm just here so I won't get fined," his evasive answer to more than 20 media questions before Super Bowl XLIX.  More

Tipped workers in New York will get a raise

Waiters, bartenders and other tipped workers will be paid at least $7.50 an hour starting Dec. 31.  More

What does net neutrality mean for you?

The FCC is about to set rules on net neutrality. This is a long fight that isn't over. And nothing's really happening.  More

You want the best flight deal? Google it

Google Flights is the best tool to find the cheapest airfare.  More

The next debt ceiling crackup

Federal tax revenue has ticked up recently -- and that will give lawmakers more time before having to address the debt ceiling. But that extra time could put the debt ceiling decision smack up against the October 1 spending deadline.  More

Zdravstvuyte! Siri is learning Russian

Apple's voice-controlled virtual assistant Siri is learning Russian.  More

Consumer Reports' Top Picks - American cars are back

The magazine's favorite cars include three American models for the first time in years, thanks to a big boost from Tesla.  More

Apple ordered to pay $533 million in iTunes patent lawsuit

Apple lost an iTunes patent lawsuit and must pay $533 million in damages.  More

Only high-rollers get ringside seats for Mayweather-Pacquiao

The best seats for the big fight will be reserved for A-list stars and gamblers that have a $250,000 line of credit at MGM Grand.  More

Elizabeth Warren brings a new fight for the middle class

Senator Elizabeth Warren and a colleague announced they're launching the Middle Class Prosperity Project, which her office says will look at "how the nation's economic system has been rigged against the middle class over the past several decades."  More

Apple may give Genius Bar major overhaul

Apple will begin texting customers when their Genius Bar appointments are about to take place, according to 9to5Mac.  More

Greece's reform plan backed by creditors

Greece's creditors have approved a list of economic reforms drafted by the country's new government, allowing for a four-month extension of its financial lifeline.  More

How to make money with $1 slices

A pizza place in Philadelphia lets customers pay $1 to buy a slice for needy customers in the future. And their business is booming.  More

Cheap oil is crushing North Sea industry

Britain's North Sea oil industry is suffering its worst losses in four decades due to the price slump and rising production costs.  More

Trial turns spotlight on Silicon Valley gender issues

Ellen Pao is taking her former employer, renowned VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, to court for sexual harassment. The trial begins this week.  More

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Biggest payday in sports

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are expected to split close to $200 million or more for their May 2 fight.  More

Pebble unveils new Pebble Time smartwatch

Pebble hopes to strike gold again with a second campaign on Kickstarter for the launch of its second generation Pebble Time smartwatch.  More

Regulator: United doesn't need to accept mistake fares

After a week review, the U.S. Department of Transportation concluded that United doesn't need to accept cheap mistake fares.  More

Apple may give Genius Bar major overhaul

Apple will begin texting customers when their Genius Bar appointments are about to take place, according to 9to5Mac.  More

Driving Tesla's 'insane' Model S

The Tesla P85D is roomy, quiet, comfortable and it's quicker than an Italian supercar.  More

Vine is hiring an office dog

Video app Vine is expanding its team by hiring an office dog  More

Google Wallet to come pre-installed on Android phones

Android phones sold by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon will come pre-installed with Google Wallet starting later this year.  More

Workers at nation's largest oil refinery join growing strike

While nationwide contract talks between the union and management continue, workers at the nation's largest refinery have joined a strike that now has more than 6,500 U.S. oil workers off the job.  More

Obama pushes protections for retirement accounts

The White House unveiled a proposal Monday that would hold financial advisers handling individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)s to a higher standard.  More

Did 'Orange is the new Black' just get hosed by the Emmys?

The Television Academy passed new rule changes that expand category field, and define comedy and dramas.  More

Five reasons why Venezuela may be the world's worst economy

Here are five reasons why Venezuela's economy is bordering on the edge of lunacy.  More

The Apple car: What we know

Here's all the evidence Apple is secretly building an Apple car -- or an Apple car OS.  More

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls out Giuliani for 'offensive' Obama comments

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz blasted former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Obama's "love" for his country.  More

Sports Authority said to be at 'high' risk of default

Privately-held Sports Authority could be less than a year away from default on $300 million of its debt according to credit rating agency Moody's.  More

Walmart's other promise to workers: Better schedules

Some workers will have the same hours on the same days of the week, a move that addresses another big problem many low wage workers face: inconsistent schedules.  More

YouTube has a new app just for kids

Google is launching a YouTube app for kids that strips out inappropriate videos and offers a design even toddlers can use.  More

Delta's 9/11 apology rejected by Emirates

The Middle Eastern airline whose executive publicly took offense at the Delta CEO's comments wasn't satisfied, and questioned the company's "credibility."  More

Does the 'Oscar bounce' actually exist?

Does getting an Oscar nomination actually help to boost a film's box office?  More

Brazil's scandalous boom to bust story

Brazil was the poster child of economic success five years ago. Now its economy is struggling. What happened?  More

Delta CEO apologizes for 9/11 comment

CEO Richard Anderson did not mean to link the gulf carriers with the 9/11 terrorists, Delta said Wednesday.  More

Charlie Rose and Gayle King renew with CBS

Charlie Rose and Gayle King, two co-hosts of "CBS This Morning," have signed new long-term contracts with the network.  More

Even insured consumers get hit with surprisingly large bills

Consumers with health insurance who unknowingly go out-of-network can end up with huge bills. Some doctors and hospitals want them to pay what their insurer doesn't.  More

ABC casts Richard Dreyfuss as Bernie Madoff

ABC has signed Richard Dreyfuss to play Bernie Madoff in a miniseries coming to the network later this year.  More

Reddit is donating 10% of its revenue to charity

Reddit made $8.3 million last year and is donating 10% of that revenue to 10 different charities chosen by its users.  More

Box office winners at the Academy Awards

"American Sniper" would be a big favorite if the Academy Awards were a box office popularity contest.  More

Beaglemania after Miss P wins Westminster Dog Show

Families across the country are looking to take home beagles after Miss P's Best in Show win.  More

Truck drivers are big losers in port dispute

Thousands of nonunion truckers can't pay their bills due to the labor dispute slowing cargo through West Coast ports.  More

The secret to ABC's diverse lineup

"Frankly," ABC chief Paul Lee says, "the demographic changes in the country are just as important in television as the technological changes that are coming."  More

Obamacare sign ups top 11 million

About 11.4 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare. Open enrollment ended Feb. 15, but those who couldn't finish by then have a few more days.  More

Whites have 12 times the wealth of blacks

Blacks and Hispanics lag far behind whites when it comes to building wealth.  More

Qatar Airways CEO: charges of sexism are 'bulls---'

A report claims that flight attendants must obtain permission from the company before getting married or pregnant.  More

Rolls-Royce says it's making an SUV

There are no images of the vehicle yet - and no due date - but someday soon the Rolls-Royce will offer its own SUV for sale.  More

California's oranges are rotting on the docks

The container ships that are the United States' pipeline to and from Asia are sitting idle off of the West coast, with no one to load and unload them.  More

Warren Buffett picks up stake in Murdoch's 21st Century Fox

The billionaire also dumped his stakes in oil companies Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips.  More

Cost of getting a show dog to Westminster

For the love of dogs and breed competition, some people will spend upwards of six figures a year to prepare, primp and promote their favorite pooch on the show-dog circuit.  More

West Coast ports dispute is an economic time bomb

Goods that help fuel the U.S. economy are stuck on container ships out at sea as a labor dispute rages at 29 West Coast ports.  Play

Princeton receives record $300 million donation in rare books

A gift of rare books worth $300 million means Princeton's library now includes first printed editions of the Bible and Declaration of Independence.  More

Apple said to be redesigning stores

The redesign is the product of Apple design chief.  More

Jose Antonio Vargas partners with Los Angeles Times

Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist and undocumented immigrant, is joining forces with the Los Angeles Times to create a new section of the Times web site devoted to race, immigration and multiculturalism.  More

Some viewers think Brian Williams deserves a shot at redemption

Survey shows many viewers believe NBC should give Brian Williams a second chance  More

Greek debt talks collapse

Greece is one step closer to being forced out of the eurozone after debt talks with its creditors collapse early.  More

Live from N.Y., 'SNL 40' brings huge ratings for NBC

The 40th anniversary celebration was a huge ratings win for the Peacock network Sunday night.  More

Wanted at police departments: Guns that don't kill

The Police Force Triple Defender incapacitates you in three different ways - blinds, stuns and disorients you.  More

CBS preparing '60 Minutes' tribute to Bob Simon

CBS is preparing a special edition of "60 Minutes" to pay tribute to longtime correspondent Bob Simon, who died last week. It may exceed the usual 60-minute running time.  More

Is ending segregation key to ending poverty?

Chicago's experiment in relocating poor African American families to rich white suburbs seems to be a success. So why are so few other cities doing the same?  More

Billionaire Nutella founder Michele Ferrero dies

Michele Ferrero, the founder and patriarch of the Italian Nutella and Ferrero Rocher empire, died on Saturday, Valentine's Day.  More

Geico accused of discriminating against low-income drivers

The insurance company is allegedly offering different coverage plans to drivers who are low-income, single, without a college degree, and previously uninsured.  More

Powerball winner: I'm ready to embrace change

Welcome to your new life, Marie Homes.  More

Game is not over in United Airlines vs 22-year-old

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'Has there ever been a sadder week in journalism?'

This week saw the media world lose Williams, Stewart, Simon, and Carr. Yet, there's reasons to be hopeful.  More

The face of Under Armour's basketball shoe: Steph Curry

NBA All-Star Stephen Curry stars in a commercial for Under Armour's new basketball shoe in this weekend's big game.  More

Will Puerto Rican Powerball winner pay U.S. taxes?

One of the three Powerball winners is from Puerto Rico and likely to pay significantly lower taxes than the two winners who bought tickets in the U.S.  More

The business of fake finding

From Hermès and Louis Vuitton to jewelry and watches from Cartier. The RealReal is the leader in authenticating luxury goods and selling them online. We took a tour their largest warehouse and learned how to spot the fakes from the real things.  Play

'50 Shades of Grey' seeks box office love

The erotic thriller has already hauled in $8.6 million thanks to Thursday night's showings.  More

Unemployed mom of 4 wins Powerball in North Carolina

Welcome to your new life, Marie Homes.  More

Costco just killed my favorite credit card

Costco is breaking up with American Express, killing my favorite credit card in the process.  More

Punishment for using Facebook in prison: Solitary confinement

In the United States, prison guards can ask Facebook to take down an inmate's Facebook page -- even if the inmate's family member is posting on their behalf.  More

David Carr was one of my dearest friends

Since the making of "Page One", David Carr was one of my dearest friends: Andrew Rossi.  More

New York Times columnist David Carr dead at 58

New York Times media columnist David Carr has died at 58, his employer announced late Thursday.  More

Opinion: Why is the West subsidizing Russia?

The West's new $40 billion lifeline for Ukraine is an important display of support but some of that cash will end up supporting Russia because of a flawed gas deal.  More

Sony lets you play PS4 games against celebrities

PlayStation HEROES will let you enter a monthly drawing for a chance to play a celebrity in a video game.  More

Grim economic news piles pressure on Greece

The grim threat of a new recession and plunging tax revenues are piling pressure on Greece's new anti-austerity government to strike a deal with its creditors early next week.  More

I have to pay back my Obamacare subsidy

Many Obamacare enrollees underestimated their income for 2014. Now they have to pay back some or all of their subsidy.  More

Game is not over in United Airlines vs 22-year-old

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The View-Master is back. Now it's virtual reality for kids.

Google and Mattel have reworked the View-Master. The old toy is getting a virtual reality reboot. It combines a plastic viewer with your smartphone and 3-D technology.  More

2014: year of the recalls

More vehicles were recalled in 2014 than in any other year, ever.  More

Mall's power cut after owner fails to pay bill

Power has been shut off at the Rotterdam Square Mall in upstate New York after the owner failed to pay the bill.  More

What else has NBC News dug up on Brian Williams?

NBC's internal fact-checking investigation about Brian Williams is "nowhere near done," a source says. His stories about covering the Berlin Wall and meeting Pope John Paul II have changed over the years.  More

These condoms are 'lovely'

Lovability Inc. is on a mission to make condoms that women want to carry.  Play

West Coast ports shut down as labor dispute heats up

Managements refuses to pay holiday pay to dock workers it says are engaged in organized slowdown. Longshore union blames management for problems.  More

Recreational pot: $53 million in tax revenue to Colorado

But more people are still buying on the black market than expected.  More

Apple adds crucial security update for iMessage

Apple has finally added two-step authentication for iMessage and FaceTime.  More

Lester Holt, NBC's marathon man

Tired yet? After filling in for Brian Williams all week, Lester Holt will return to his day jobs this weekend -- then resume filling in for Williams next week.  More

Bob Simon's last story will air this Sunday

Veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon was working on a story about "the quest for a cure" for Ebola when he died on Wednesday. It will air this Sunday.  More

Buying a gun silencer just got a lot easier

SilencerCo is selling $130 legal package to streamline suppressor purchases.  More

Europe's economic engine starts to purr again

Germany gave Europe's fragile economy a shot in the arm in the fourth quarter as its shoppers opened their wallets.  More

Nissan makes glow-in-the-dark car

The eerily glowing Leaf electric car was created to promoted solar-powered electric car charging.  More

Bored of your superyacht? Try a submarine

Personal submarines are the latest must-have accessories for super rich yacht owners looking for exciting ways to enjoy the water.  More

You'll pay a lot more to see the doctor with Obamacare

Deductibles, co-payments and drug costs are much higher under Obamacare than for job-based health insurance policies.  More

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