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Teen Crash Victims' Families Drop Suit Against GM

INSURANCE | By Tom Krisher, Amy Forliti | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.

How Costs have Surged for US Middle-Class Families

RETIREMENT | Sep 25
The picture painted by a report from the Center for American Progress is a gloomy one. For a typical married couple with two children, the combined cost of health care, day care, housing and savings jumped 32 percent in 12 years.

Rodney and Dorothy Elliott inside the barn at their Drumgoon Dairy near Lake Norden, S.D.

Funds Through Divisive Visa System Helped SD Dairy

INSURANCE | By Carson Walker | Sep 25
Rodney and Dorothy Elliott had a milking operation in Northern Ireland when a newspaper ad - "Wanted: Dairy farmers in South Dakota" - caught their attention. Along with more favorable regulations and cheaper land, there were financial incentives.

3 Ways Insurers Can Discourage Sick from Enrolling

INSURANCE | By Tom Murphy | Sep 5
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest - and costliest - patients from enrolling.

Dr. Eric De Jonge of Washington Hospital Center conducts a Medicare examines patient Beatrice Adams during a house call at her home in Washington.

Study: House Calls for Frail Elders Bring Savings

INSURANCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 29
The old-fashioned house call is starting to make a comeback as part of an effort to improve care for some of Medicare's most frail and expensive patients. According to a new study, this actually could save Medicare money.

Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due to Health Law Credits

INSURANCE | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 28
Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.

Napa Winemakers Tally Cost of Damage from Earthquake

INSURANCE | Aug 27
California's earthquake struck just as the fall harvest was picking up. Winery buildings, equipment and wines were destroyed. Carter Evans reports.

Patient Advocates Say Insurers Avoiding the Sick

INSURANCE | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 22
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

Audit: 'Obamacare' Tax Not Meeting Revenue Target

INSURANCE | By Stephen Ohlemacher | Aug 20
An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit.

Winning $90M Powerball Ticket Sold in Colorado

INSURANCE | Aug 13
Someone in Colorado is holding the winning Powerball ticket for a $90 million prize. The Colorado Lottery says it's the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state.

USPS Harvey Milk Forever Stamp

US Postal Service Loses $2B this Spring

INSURANCE | Aug 12
The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said. The loss for the spring quarter, which ended June 30, was significantly higher than $740 million.