Biden to Chinese youth: Challenge authority

Biden to Chinese youth: Challenge authority

Vice President Joe Biden opened a two-day visit to China Wednesday by urging young Chinese students to challenge their government, teachers and religious leaders. Arriving midday in Beijing, Biden paid a visit to the U.S. embassy, where he surprised Chinese citizens waiting to get visitor visas processed in the embassy’s consular section. Thanking a group […]

More problems expected from revamped Obamacare web site

More problems expected from revamped Obamacare web site

Insurers fear that a retooling of the government-run health insurance website and a fresh surge of enrollees has opened the floodgates to more problems for President Barack Obama’s health policy overhaul, a trade group said on Tuesday. Obama planned to tout the reboot of HealthCare.gov in a speech on Tuesday as he sought to counter […]

Why Amazon’s drone plan may not get off the ground

Why Amazon’s drone plan may not get off the ground

This weekend Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes that he wants small unmanned aerial vehicles — drones — to speed packages to online shoppers as early as 2017, cutting delivery times to as quick as 30 minutes. It’s a bold, imaginative plan — one that could propel a host of technological and […]

Obama struggles to move past the HealthCare.gov debacle

Obama struggles to move past the HealthCare.gov debacle

Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to refocus the public’s attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law. President Barack Obama will focus on those benefits at a White House event Tuesday. […]

As year’s end nears, another crucial test for Obamacare

As year’s end nears, another crucial test for Obamacare

President Barack Obama’s new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If HealthCare.gov becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end crunch, many Americans will be left facing a break in their insurance coverage. Until now, the main damage from the website’s technology woes has been […]

Online holiday sales expected to set record

Online holiday sales expected to set record

U.S. online sales are expected to hit $2 billion on “Cyber Monday,” for the first time since the data firm comScore has been tracking such information. A 20 percent increase is expected to come even after many consumers shopped earlier when retailers started offering their “Cyber Monday” deals on Sunday. As of 12 p.m. EST, […]

Worried Democrats distance themselves from Obamacare

Worried Democrats distance themselves from Obamacare

Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before President Barack Obama’s popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from him a year before the election, seeking the right balance between independence and betrayal. A popular president can help his party’s candidates for Congress and governor […]

Same-sex couples crowd altars to marry legally in Hawaii

Between 30 and 40 couples were being married at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu starting just after midnight local time.

Same-sex couples crowd altars to marry legally in Hawaii

Dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot in Hawaii early Monday as a new law allowing gay couples to marry went into effect at midnight. Between 30 and 40 couples were being married at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu starting just after midnight local time (0500 ET), a hotel employee, who asked not to […]

A critical week for Obamcare’s troubled web site

A critical week for Obamcare’s troubled web site

President Barack Obama and his HealthCare.gov website face another critical test starting this week, as Americans who have been unable to enroll in health coverage under Obamacare rush to a site that continues to face challenges. A day after the administration said it met its weekend deadline for making HealthCare.gov operate smoothly for most users, […]

Presumption: HealthCare.gov is on the mend

Presumption:  HealthCare.gov is on the mend

Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage — if the government’s diagnosis of its health care website is correct. The Health and Human Services Department released a progress report Sunday on its effort get the troubled HealthCare.gov website on the mend. Administration officials said the worst of the online glitches, bugs and delays […]

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