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Union chief mobilizes nurses to fight hospitals
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST
New York's biggest nurses union last week won a round in its fight to protect jobs at failing hospitals when a court temporarily stopped the state from transferring emergency services at Long Island...

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GOP learned nothing from 2012 defeat
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the losing candidate for vice president in 2012, is among those seeking to expand the Republicans' ever-narrowing base. The national party's 2012 postmortem stressed the...

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Watson goes from 'Jeopardy' player to scientist
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:26:00 EST
International Business Machines Corp. wants you to know that its Watson technology can do more than win Jeopardy!—it can now help accelerate scientific research and discoveries. IBM, in a...

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NY-Presbyterian eyes Westchester target
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:02:00 EST
New York-Presbyterian Hospital is going after a partnership with Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., yet another move in the chess game involving New York City's giant healthcare...

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Later-stage funding boosts biotech investment
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:22:00 EST
Venture capital continued its love affair with biotechnology in the second quarter, with investment in biotech reaching record levels. Venture capitalists invested $1.84 billion in 122 biotech deals...

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How 4 Kochs took money in different directions
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:49:00 EST
They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. They're demonized by Democrats,...

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Video: How the city is changing for all ages
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:00 EST
Numbers affect New Yorkers at every stage of life, from a newborn in Brooklyn to a 102-year-old in the Bronx.

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Obama offers new accommodations on birth control
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:47:00 EST
Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for...

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City Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:47:00 EST
Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier. A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys. The bill would prohibit...

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Crain's summit to peek into the future of health care
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:01:00 EST
After 18 months of negotiations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in April that New York state had finally made a deal with the federal government on the terms of what he called a "groundbreaking," $8...

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