09 19 2014
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Burger King Causes Stir with Cage-Free Promise

Fast food giant says all its eggs and pork will fit the humane-aimed description by 2017

The movement by U.S. food corporations toward more humane treatment of animals experienced a whopper of a shift Wednesday when Burger King announced that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017.


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Health Care Debate: High Stakes for Those with HIV

Expansion of Medicaid, removal of pre-existing conditions limits would be big step forward for infected population

NEW YORK (AP) -- For many HIV-positive Americans, and those who advocate on their behalf, these are days of anxious waiting as the Supreme Court ponders President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.


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GOP to Cut Food Stamps in Deficit-Reduction Drive

Proposal would reduce monthly benefit by almost $60 for family of four

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans controlling the House are eying big cuts to food stamps and would make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to claim child tax credits as they piece together legislation to cut $261 billion in the coming decade.


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Don't Wait for Social Security Check in the Mail

About 90 percent of people who receive federal benefits already get their payments electronically, the Treasury Department says

The federal government, which issues 73 million payments a month, is phasing out paper checks for all benefit programs, requiring people to get payments electronically, either through direct deposit or a debit card for those without a bank account.


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