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  • Mississippi Reluctant To Expand Medicaid Eligibility
    Dominated by Republican lawmakers, Mississippi nevertheless has moved forward aggressively to implement a key part of the law: health insurance exchanges. Reacting to last week's Supreme Court's decision, Mississippi officials say they may not expand Medicaid to cover more poor residents, even though the federal government is offering to pay most of the cost.
  • California Proceeds With Health Exchanges
    California began implementing the Affordable Care Act, well before the Supreme Court decided its fate. Even with the state forging ahead, it's still going to be hard to meet the federal government's deadlines.
  • Advocates Worry Texas Won't Expand Medicaid
    Texas has opposed the Affordable Care Act from the start. There's been little movement on setting up its insurance marketplace because officials said they were waiting for the Supreme Court ruling. Local health care workers are worried that even after the ruling, the state won't set up an exchange and might even turn down the Medicaid money from the federal government.
  • Pie-Making 101: How I Overcame My Fear Of Crumbling Crust
    At the Culinary Institute of America, chef George Higgins teaches his students a foolproof method for making a flaky pie crust. It starts with 3 parts flour, 2 parts fat and 1 part liquid.
  • 100 Meters Runoff To Decide 3rd Place Finisher
    A runoff race on Monday between Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix will determine who will be the third member of the U.S. Women's track team to compete in the 100 meters at the Olympic Games in London later this month.
  • Organ Donation Has Consequences Some Donors Aren't Prepared For
    Some of the 100,000 people who have donated a kidney in the past six decades say the donation has left them with debilitating health and financial problems. And they say the health care system doesn't do enough to document their cases or issue them sufficient warnings.
  • Barclays Chairman Leaves Over Rate-Fixing Probe
    Marcus Agius quit on Monday. His resignation comes just days after the bank agreed to pay British and U.S. regulators a $450 million fine to settle charges that Barclays traders and executives had manipulated a key interest rate for profit.
  • Samsung's Galaxy S3 Sets A Marker For iPhones
    In the world of smartphones, Apple and Samsung have been going head to head. And the competition could get rougher. Samsung has launched the Galaxy S3 in the U.S., and it could be a serious threat to the iPhone. Linda Wertheimer talks to Bloomberg technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about the latest in the smartphone battle between Samsung and Apple.
  • Democrats, GOP Say Health Ruling Works For Them
    Members of Congress have left town for their July 4 recess but Washington is still reacting to the Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama's health care law. Each party is looking for ways to use the decision to its advantage in the fall campaign.
  • Sales Tax In Health Law Targets Medical Devices
    Some industries stand to benefit now that the health care law has been upheld by the Supreme Court. For makers of medical devices, the ruling means frustration because a sales tax on their equipment stays in place.

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