Mitt Romney seems to be undergoing an extreme makeover -- presidential candidate edition. A few months ago he told donors at a Florida fundraiser that he'd never convince the 47% of Americans who he described as government-dependent shoo-ins for President Barack Obama to "take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
MONEY-China-Luxury (with art)
At first blush, it looks like luxury has a China problem. After a blockbuster 2011, major upscale brands Burberry and Louis Vuitton recently shook up this rarefied world by reporting a slowdown in their China sales. But the China luxury story is murkier than it appears. That's because sales remained strong at key fashion rivals Prada and Hermes, both of which expect the momentum to continue for the rest of the year.
MONEY-Green-Stimulus (with art)
Over 770,000 homes weatherized. A doubling of energy from wind and solar. Cleaning 688 square miles of land formerly used for Cold War-era nuclear testing. These are just some of the 'green' benefits from money spent under 2009's $787 billion stimulus package. Whether it was worth it is an open question, and one sure to come up in greater frequency as the presidential campaign enters its final weeks.
MONEY-Iran-Currency (with art)
Iran's currency is in a free fall, and the sanctions over its nuclear program are mostly to blame. Officially, the Iranian government offers to sell one U.S. dollar for about 12,500 Iranian rials. But it only offers that rate on a limited basis.
MONEY-Apple-IPhone-Lightning-Charger (with art)
Apple's pricey iPhone chargers have traditionally been the target of a thriving black market, with knockoff versions of the easy-to-copy cables available online for mere pennies. That could stop with the iPhone 5, which includes a new connector that's much, much harder to fake.
MED-Health-Care-Study (with art)
President Obama's Affordable Care Act, when fully implemented, will most likely reduce the number of uninsured in every state, age group and income level - a stark contrast to a GOP presidential nominee and Mitt Romney's plan, according to a new report by The Commonwealth Fund, which compares the ACA to Romney's pledge to repeal the law and replace it with more targeted policies.
Chuck Pagano is only the second head coach in recent NFL history to be diagnosed with cancer during the season, according to Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay. Pagano was hospitalized Wednesday night and immediately began treatment after being diagnosed with "acute promyelocytic leukemia," a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia, "which is a cancer of the bone marrow tissue," according to his physician Dr. Larry Cripe, a leukemia expert from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Here are a few things to know about leukemia and specifically acute promyelocytic leukemia or APL.
MED-Doctors-Notes-Sharing (with art)
After you leave your doctor's office, there's a crucial part of the appointment that happens behind your back: Your doctor writes a note describing how the visit went. A new study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine recommends giving patients access to those notes.
MED-Newborns-Genetic-Test (with art)
Genome sequencing is rapidly changing modern medicine, and a new study shows its potential impact on seriously ill newborn babies. New research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine this week makes the case for a two-day whole-genome sequencing for newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
If you're thinking that the benefits of a hefty bank account could help turn up the heat in the bedroom, you're at least partly right. Money might not buy love, but it can allow for a sizzling sex life.
TECH-Steve-Jobs-Apple-Fanatics (with art)
Apple Store employees, dressed in matching blue T-shirts, clapped and sang and made intermittent "woo!" cheers as they walked past John H., who was waiting in line to buy the iPhone 5 in Atlanta last month. The 29-year-old, who had never before waited in one of Apple's I-need-the-product-immediately-so-I'm-willing-to-stand-here-for-hours lines, didn't look amused. One year after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, that kind of indifference seems almost sacrilege when set against the history of Apple fanboy-dom that surrounds the company's product launches.