Uruguay rule-signing launches nation's marijuana market

May 7, 2014

Uruguay rule-signing launches nation's marijuana market

President Jose Mujica signed the long-awaited rules for Uruguay’s legal pot marketplace Tuesday, launching a rollout that should stock pharmacies with government-approved marijuana cigarettes for sale by year’s end. Opinion polls suggest most Uruguayans are against the pot plan, but Mujica said in an ...

U.S. health law sign-ups set to hit 7 million

Apr 1, 2014

U.S. health law sign-ups set to hit 7 million

President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to beat expectations with more than 7 million Americans signing up for health insurance by deadline day Monday, government officials said. The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was ...

Health overhaul signup ends, survives for now

Mar 31, 2014

Health overhaul signup ends, survives for now

Monday marked the end of the six-month sign-up period for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a highly controversial attempt to reduce the number of Americans without medical coverage, estimated at about 50 million. So far the complicated new system has enticed ...

Hitachi to stress health care biz

Mar 25, 2014

Hitachi to stress health care biz

Hitachi Ltd. has announced it is aiming for sales in its health care business worth ¥600 billion in fiscal 2018, almost double its estimate for this fiscal year. The company has been focusing on the health care sector as demand has been increasing amid ...