Employees not seeing many HSA bargains When employers offer an health savings account to their workers along with other insurance options, employees tend to favor more traditional coverage.7:20 a.m.
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In Texas, Climate Creeping onto Agenda
Texas is the nation's largest energy hog because it has a lot of industry, a lot of people, a lot of air conditioning, a lot of miles and a lot of big cars. But in a state where many think bigger is better, there are a few signs that attitudes toward consumption are changing.
Bush to Host Israeli, Palestinian Leaders
President Bush is due to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders at the White House. Afterward, he hopes they'll make progress talking with each other. This week might mark President Bush's deepest involvement in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif Returns Home
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns home to jubilant crowds over the weekend after years in exile. He pledges not to enter into a power-sharing deal with embattled President Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
Romney Focuses on Family in New Hampshire
Mitt Romney stresses the theme of strengthening the American family during campaign stops throughout New Hampshire. It's now crunch time for presidential candidates as caucus and primary voting starts right after the New Year.
Giuliani Tries Retail Politics in New Hampshire
Rudy Giuliani hasn't spent as much time as his rivals on retail politics — handshaking and baby kissing. His campaign swing through New Hampshire was meant to correct that and he encounters some awkward moments.
Republicans Prepare for CNN-YouTube Debate
Rudy Giuiliani and Mitt Romney, along with other candidates, are set to participate this week in the Republican CNN-YouTube.com debate. Like the previous Democratic YouTube.com debate, questions will be submitted in the form of videos posted to YouTube's Web site.
Talks Resume in TV and Film Writers Strike
Hollywood writers and studios are set to resume negotiations in the writer's strike. The Writers Guild of America went on strike Nov. 5 over payment for work aired on the Web. Writers want more money when TV shows and films are sold on Internet sites such as Apple Inc.'s iTunes.
France's Sarkozy Lobbies China for Rise in Yuan
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is visiting China and much of his business has to do with business. Traveling with French business leaders, he calls on China's President Hu Jintao to let the yuan rise more swiftly against the euro.
Presidential Candidates Discuss Health Care Plans
Presidential candidates share their health care plans during a forum that focuses on a single but complex issue. The candidates, who participate in the forum at different times, are able to go beyond the usual sound-bite and give their rationale for supporting their positions.
Airbus to Sell Jets to China
Airbus says it will sell 160 commercial passenger jets to China, suggesting that China may soon become the world's second-biggest aircraft market after the United States. That's what the two big aircraft makers — Airbus and Boeing — predict.