Nintendo eyes new areas after Wii U flop

Jan 30, 2014

Nintendo eyes new areas after Wii U flop

Nintendo Co. says it will explore new businesses, including health care-related entertainment, while keeping its existing gaming platform as the main focus, after the video game maker's Wii U console flopped with consumers.

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Jan 22, 2014

Bill Gates: Progress with polio hinges on Pakistan, Nigeria

Billionaire software baron turned philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that violence in Nigeria and Pakistan could set back his previously stated goal of eradicating polio by 2018. In 2013, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — a charity that funds medical research and vaccination ...

Officials: Worst tech bugs over for  Healthcare.gov

Dec 2, 2013

Officials: Worst tech bugs over for Healthcare.gov

The administration of President Barack Obama said Sunday that the worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued government health care website, a key component of his signature domestic policy initiative. The stakes are high for Obama, who ...

U.S. health law insurance site delayed one year

Nov 28, 2013

U.S. health law insurance site delayed one year

The Obama administration is delaying yet another aspect of its troubled health care law, putting off until next November the launch of an online portal to the health insurance marketplace for small businesses until the hobbled HealthCare.gov website is fixed. The move, announced Wednesday, ...

Nov 23, 2013

U.S. health care enrollment surges

After anemic enrollment in the new health insurance marketplaces in October, states have started to see a much faster pace of sign-ups in November, prompting health policy researchers to announce a “November surge.” By the end of October, the federal government had counted 106,000 ...

Health care woes shake Obama's credibility

Nov 18, 2013

Health care woes shake Obama's credibility

by Julie Pace

Throughout President Barack Obama’s first four years in office, he prided himself on his ability to bounce back when much of Washington thought his presidency was in peril. But the political challenge posed by Obama’s disastrous health care rollout is far greater than those ...