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  • Health Care Ruling To Fuel Presidential Campaigns
    The Supreme Court surprised a lot of people Thursday when it upheld the heart of President Obama's health care overhaul law. That is the requirement that everyone either have insurance or pay a fine or a tax. The decision was a big victory for Obama but it also gave his GOP rival Mitt Romney some opportunities.
  • Business Owners Mixed On Health Care Ruling
    The Supreme Court's ruling upholding the federal health care law was met with a variety of reactions from business groups and owners. Some said the decision would help them grow, but others said the ruling would make them more hesitant to hire.
  • This Chef Loves Her 'Pig,' From Nose To Tail
    April Bloomfield says she loves the smell of frying liver, the taste of a good thick steak shared with friends, and the crunch of a crispy fried pig's ear. Her new cookbook is a paean to meat — and from snout to tail, every part of the animal appears on her dinner table.
  • If You Liked Meat Week, You'll Love Pie Week
    As Meat Week draws to a close, we look ahead to Pie Week which starts next week on Morning Edition.
  • Mexican Leftist Faces Uphill Task In Presidential Bid
    The former Mexico City mayor narrowly lost the presidency in 2006. This time he's telling voters he'll create opportunities and stop corruption. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's supporters see him as the best hope in Sunday's election against the front-runner, PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto. But critics of his policies are less kind.
  • High Court Health Care Ruling Shifts Action To States
    The decision shifts much of the burden of implementing the law to the states, which are responsible for the lion's share of getting people without insurance covered under the health law. States also now have to make a decision about expanding Medicaid coverage to their poorest people.
  • After Years Of Uncertainty, A Health-Care Business Gets An Answer
    It's 9:45 am on Thursday at the headquarters of Health Plan One, a health insurance agency that sells private policies. The biggest court decision ever regarding health insurance is about to come down.
  • World's Biggest Brewer Acquires Another Company
    Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced it is buying the rest of the Mexican brewer Modelo, which is known for Corona. It had already owned a non-controlling portion and is paying more than $20 billion for full control. Analysts say the buy will help InBev move into new markets.
  • Markets Caught Off Guard By Health Care Ruling
    After the Supreme Court announced its health care decision Thursday, the stock market rewarded some companies and punished others. But by the end of the day, stock traders seemed to shrug off the ruling.
  • European Leaders Try To Tackle Eurozone's Crisis
    European leaders worked through the night at a summit in Brussels aimed at tackling the eurozone's worsening debt crisis. There's been growing concern Italy will soon become the sixth eurozone nation to request a bailout.

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