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The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.
October 17, 2014
Nina Pham was flown by executive jet from Dallas to Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md. From there, she was being transferred to the National Institutes of Health center in Bethesda, Md.
October 16, 2014
The bash by first baseman Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco a 6-3 win, sends St. Louis home, and sets up a title matchup with the streaking Kansas City Royals.
October 16, 2014
Responding to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden said he was "embarrassed" that his actions led to his discharge.
October 16, 2014
President Obama said that while the highest level of the federal government was taking the Ebola threat seriously, Ebola remains "a very difficult disease to catch."
October 16, 2014
Facebook's newest tool, known as Safety Check, aims to allow people to quickly alert friends and family that they are safe after a natural disaster.
October 16, 2014
Until recently, freezing human eggs was reserved for young women at risk of infertility due to cancer treatments. But some companies now pay for it for healthy women who want to delay motherhood.
October 16, 2014
The state's attorney general says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in New York City are illegal. The company says local laws should be changed to accommodate the sharing economy.
October 16, 2014
Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?
October 16, 2014
What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.
October 16, 2014
The last time Venezuela tried for a seat in 2006, the United States successfully lobbied against it. The U.S. expressed disappointment about Venezuela's inclusion.
October 16, 2014
Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.
October 16, 2014
Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans.
October 16, 2014
The debate began not with discussions about the economy or even about Obamacare, but about whether candidate Charlie Crist should be allowed to have a small fan to keep him cool.
October 16, 2014
What do people up and down the income ladder do for work?
October 16, 2014
Regulators in Mexico said Banamex should have spotted red flags that resulted in a $400 million fraud. Earlier this week, Citigroup announced it had discovered a $15 million fraud.
October 16, 2014
Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower income world.
October 16, 2014
More than half of Americans polled said they were concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. within a year. When asked the same question in August, 39 percent of people expressed the same concern.
October 16, 2014
Nineteen graves have now been found near Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero. Authorities said DNA tests showed that 28 bodies recently discovered in five graves were not those of the students.
October 16, 2014
Oil is down 25 percent since June, unleashing ripples around the globe that range from lower gas prices in the U.S. to budget problems in Russia to political pressures in the Middle East.
October 16, 2014

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