Ask Dr. Hallberg: Patients sharing their stories helps others Listen to a good story, and you'll feel better. That's a nice idea, but a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that when patients heard people's stories that mirrored their own, some actually did see a reduction in their blood pressure.4:50 p.m.
Dayton, GOP to square off over proposed tax hikes Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing far more tax increases than spending cuts in his plan for erasing a projected $6.2 billion state budget deficit. The Democratic governor's plan sets up a sharp conflict with Republicans, who say the budget should be balanced exclusively by cutting government spending.5:16 p.m.
Boards Approve NYSE-Deutsche Boerse Merger
It's official: Deutsche Boerse and the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange intend to merge. Both companies' boards approved the deal Tuesday. The merger will create the world's largest collection of exchanges for stock and futures trading.
The New Detroit: From Robot Clothes To Luxe Jeans
Michigan is encouraging companies to look beyond the auto industry to help the state thrive. So one supplier who specializes in making protective cloth coverings for the robots used in auto plants is expanding into the fashion world — producing blue jeans inspired by the Motor City.
Clinton: Nations Will 'Pay Price' For Restricting Web
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is warning autocratic governments that restricting the Internet will not hold back rising support for democratic reforms. In a speech Tuesday, she vowed to support Internet freedoms. But, Senate Republicans complain in new report that the State Department isn't financing Internet freedoms, at least when it comes to China.
FBI Faulted For Overstating Science In Anthrax Case
The FBI and Justice Department overstated the certainty of the scientific evidence used to prove that Bruce Ivins carried out the anthrax mailings that killed five people in 2001, according to an independent panel of scientists. The panel limited its findings to the science and did not "assess the guilt or innocence of anyone" tied to the case.
WikiLeaks Supporters Fight Request For Twitter Data
On Tuesday morning, lawyers for WikiLeaks backers tried to persuade a federal magistrate judge to unseal the government's request for details about four private Twitter accounts. The Justice Department wants more information about some tweets in its probe into the leak of confidential U.S. documents.
Cartoonist Pokes Fun At Planning His Own Wedding
When Adrian Tomine and Sarah Brennan started planning their wedding, they puzzled over what to give their guests as favors. Then it clicked: Tomine, who has done illustrations for The New Yorker, could put together comic strips. The strips are published in a new book, Scenes From an Impending Marriage: A Prenuptial Memoir.